Donald Trump’s Team Misleads in Tying International Terrorism Report to Immigration

In The News Piece in PolitiFact
Jan. 22, 2018

David Sterman was quotes in a PolitiFact article about the misleading parts of a Trump administration report on immigration and terrorism:

The report does not detail, however, how many of the convictions happened for acts within the United States.

Convictions can stem from investigations of terrorist acts planned or committed outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, over which federal criminal jurisdiction exists, and those within the United States involving international terrorists and terrorist groups.

Broadly speaking, people brought over to the United States to face trial for terrorism charges can include people who did not plot attacks against the United States, but targeted Americans abroad, said David Sterman, a policy analyst in New America’s International Security program.