Surge of Syrian refugees into US stirs security concerns
Syria's civil war has brought the country's largest number of refugees and asylum-seekers to the United States in a decade.
WHY does anyone feign surprise, the president has a GOAL OF FILLING OUR COUNTRY with those that will fight for the CALIPHATE. The government claims to ‘vet’ them, but there is really no confidence in that, as our government does NOTHING WELL. The Congress can act surprised and 'concerned’ but in my opinion those like John McCain and Lindsey Graham are responsible for enabling this crap to happen to us, they and many others, are traitors!
“…..nearly 4 million people have fled the civil war in Syria as of March 2015. Embattled President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on the Sunni population, coupled with the ruthlessness of the Islamic State, has squeezed the Syrian people and sent them to the squalor of refugee camps in neighboring countries. Currently, according to USAID, there are 1.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon; 1.7 million in Turkey; 727,300 in Jordan; and 246,800 in Iraq, which is still reeling from its own conflicts.
King says Syria’s "failed state” is the very reason why it’s impossible to trust the screening.
At the same June hearing, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, noted he sent a series of letters to the White House this year warning against accelerating the acceptance of Syrian refugees. McCaul said the White House “was vague” when he asked about current screening procedures.
“Terrorists have made it known they want to manipulate the refugee program to sneak operatives to the West,” he said, using the example of two Iraqi Al Qaeda members discovered in 2009 living in Bowling Green, Ky., where they were brought as refugees.
David Inserra, policy analyst for homeland security and cyber security issues at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said people have a right to be concerned.“