Apparently the idea that terrorists will try to enter the country via the Syrian refugee program isn’t as ludicrous as the Democrats suggest. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) “refugees” with ties to terrorist groups in Syria have already tried to enter the country as part of Obama’s refugee program
This frightening fact comes to Americans despite the fact that the State Department says it never happened. A November 25 post on State’s website reads:
Notice the last line of the first paragraph, “None have been arrested or removed on terrorism charges.”
But as reported by Judicial Watch, both the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Matthew Emrich, andFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Assistant Director Michael Steinbach admitted during congressional hearings that there’s no way to adequately screen the new arrivals from the war-torn Muslim nation that’s a hotbed of terrorism.
“The concern in Syria is that we don’t have systems in places on the ground to collect information to vet,” Steinbach said. “That would be the concern is we would be vetting — databases don’t hold the information on those individuals. “You’re talking about a country that is a failed state, that is — does not have any infrastructure, so to speak. So all of the data sets — the police, the intel services — that normally you would go to seek information don’t exist.”
Judicial Watch also reports the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul (R-TX) , released (unclassified) excerpts of information provided to him by the ODNI regarding possible terrorist exploitation of Syrian refugee flows. It’s scary but, unfortunately, not surprising.
The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has identified “…individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program,” the ODNI tells the Texas congressman in a document that contains classified information the lawmaker could not make public. The NCTC also wrote this to the congressman: “The refugee system, like all immigration programs, is vulnerable to exploitation from extremist groups seeking to send operatives to the West. U.S. and Canadian authorities in 2011 arrested several refugees linked to what is now ISIL. Early in 2011, Canadian authorities arrested dual Iraqi-Canadian citizen Faruq ‘Isa who is accused of vetting individuals on the internet for suicide operations in Iraq. The FBI, in May of the same year, arrested Kentucky-based Iraqi refugees Wa’ad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi for attempting to send weapons and explosives from Kentucky to Iraq and conspiring to commit terrorism while in Iraq. Alwan pled guilty to the charges against him in December 2011, and Hammadi pled guilty in August 2012.”
But wait a second, the State Department reported in November that this kind of subterfuge doesn’t happen. And we know the State Department wouldn’t lie (a lot). Well at least they’ve promised that each one of Obama’s 10,000 Syrian refugees will be strongly vetted, just like San Bernardino terrorist, Tashfeen Malik was vetted when she came into the country.
Crap–We are screwed!