FBI Director confirms (again) that they can’t thoroughly screen Syrians entering the US
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 10, 2015
Update: 97% of the Syrians we admitted to the US in FY2015 are Muslims chosen by the UN, here.
This time it is not a lower level official from the FBI, but the Director himself who testified to Congress two days ago that they cannot guarantee Islamic terrorists won’t get into the US in the Syrian flow that is about to start in earnest as we speak (FY 2016 began October 1).
And, for those who doubt me, there is further confirmation in this news account at The Hill that the UNITED NATIONS is choosing the Syrians for us! And, because the UNHCR is choosing them, we are already getting a vast majority of Syrian Muslims and not Christians!
Federal officials say “gaps” remain in their ability to screen Syrian refugees headed into the country, even as their ability to check incoming migrants has improved.
During a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey sounded a cautious note that is likely to be picked up by critics of the White House’s plan to welcome more refugees into the U.S.
“My concern there is there are certain gaps … in the data available to us,” Comey said.
“There is risk associated of bringing anybody in from the outside, but specifically from a conflict zone like that,” he added.
“There is no such thing as a no-risk enterprise and there are deficits that we face.”
In particular, the lack of solid on-the-ground intelligence assets in Syria has clouded the U.S.’s ability to crosscheck the backgrounds of every refugee hoping to come to the U.S., Comey and other national security officials told the Senate panel.
Obama administration officials have insisted that the vetting will be thorough, despite concerns about the lack of intelligence.
Any refugees headed to American shores would first be recommended by the United Nations, the Obama administration has said, and then meticulously screened by various U.S. agencies. [They have not been able to say how they could possibly be “meticulously” screened—ed].
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