I’ve given up trying to keep up with all the breaking news on this critical issue, but here is one more thing we learned yesterday that needs to be archived here at RRW.
Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily tells us this:
Intelligence officials revealed that it’s no longer just a threat, but an actual occurrence – ISIS terrorists have tried to use the refugee program to enter the United States, but President Obama is keeping the information secret from the American public.
The bombshell was dropped by the head of the House Homeland Security Committee Monday during a speech at the National Defense University.
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, declined to go into detail about the disclosure, the Hill reported.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, wrote President Obama warning that the Syrian refugee program could become a ‘back door for jihadists” to enter the U.S.
But the revelation will add ammunition to critics of the White House’s refugee plans who have warned that the program is vulnerable to infiltration by adherents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
“ISIS members in Syria have attempted to exploit it to get into the United States,” McCaul said during the speech.
“The U.S. government has information to indicate that individuals tied to terrorist groups in Syria have already attempted to gain access to our country through the U.S. refugee program.”
McCaul did not say who informed him and other lawmakers about the revelation, only describing the sources as “elements of the intelligence community,” according to the Hill.
McCaul described the source who informed him about the ISIS attempts to infiltrate as a brave patriot.
Clare Lopez, vice president of research and analysis for the Center for Security Policy in Washington, said it’s no surprise ISIS would use the refugee program to infiltrate America, because they promised to do so.
Lopez said a moratorium on all refugee resettlements from Muslim countries is the only answer at this point.
Ha! There is that M-word!
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