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Americans’ Fear of Foreign Terrorists is Overinflated

By Alex Nowrasteh

One thing is clear from this presidential campaign: many Americans are scared of terrorists and immigrants. Donald Trump has managed to capitalize on that fear by conflating the two phenomena. The refugee crisis emanating from Iraq and Syria as well as recent attacks like the one in San Bernardino, Calif., have prompted calls for heightened immigration restrictions to keep our country safe. But is it really true that immigrants pose a unique terrorist threat?

Full article: https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/americans-fear-foreign-terrorists-overinflated

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