“Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this matter, and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that there is a sufficient factual basis to find that the relevant circumstances described in section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (hereinafter ‘INA’) (8 U.S.C. 1189), exist with respect to al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent, also known as al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, also known as Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent.Therefore, I hereby designate the aforementioned organization and its aliases as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the INA.”

81 FR 43334
Published 07-05-2016