Senators rebuke Obama for 'concealing immigration history of terrorists'


Republican senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions rebuked the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to share with Congress the immigration history of 72 people with terrorist associations living in the U.S.

The senators bashed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry for not providing the individuals' personal and family immigration information, which was requested Aug. 12 and expected by Sept. 4.

"More than three months later the administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72. It is quite telling that this administration — which seems to have unlimited resources to circumvent our immigration laws and further its executive amnesties – cannot find the time or resources to provide timely answers to these simple questions," they said in a joint statement.

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The information was initially requested because a "disproportionately large" percentage of the group are foreign-born and naturalized following admission, said Cruz, of Texas, and Sessions, of Alabama. Cruz is chairman of the Senate Judiciary's Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts subcommittee. The presidential candidate is currently ranked second in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings.

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