The State Department plans on bringing 200,000 Syrian refugees to America by 2017. We’ve been warned by numerous people including the refugee resettlement people who testified that they have no way of gathering all the information needed to fully screen refugees. Why do we still want to bring in people who’ve not been fully vetted? The answer is votes, cheap labor and the fundamental transformation of American cities and towns by Obama.
Rep. Mike McCaul: U.S. Can’t Properly Vet Syrian Refugees
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that gaps still remain in the process by which the United States screens refugees entering the country.
The Associated Press reported that Comey told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that, though the U.S. has improved the process, there remain risks in accepting refugees from countries experiencing conflict like Syria.
He said the U.S. has “developed an effective way to touch all our databases” and collect information about refugees trying to enter the country.
Comey’s comments come a month after President Obama ordered the government to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016, a number six times the count of Syrian refugees the U.S. has allowed into the country since the civil war began in Syria.
Moreover, Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the U.S. will increase the number of refugees it accepts annually from around the world to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017, and many will come from Syria. The figure would mark a more than 40 percent increase in accepted refugees over a two-year period.
Meanwhile, intelligence leaders and lawmakers worry that the flow of refugees will threaten U.S. national security, particularly given the rise of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS) in Syria and Iraq.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper expressed concern last month that IS terrorists will “infiltrate” crowds of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe and the United States. Approximately 4.1 million refugees are fleeing Syria to escape the civil war there.