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Homeland Security chief reiterates: Syrian and Iraqi refugees pose security threat

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 17, 2016

They must really be seeing something they aren’t telling us about for Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson to be so forthcoming at a Congressional hearing yesterday.

And, it isn’t just the Syrians and Iraqis we should worry about!

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Johnson: Refugee stream does present potential for terrorist attacks. At least someone is being honest in the Obama Administration.

From The Hill:

The head of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said that the United States’s acceptance of Syrian refugees could pose a national security threat.

Even as President Obama has called for the U.S. to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this year, Secretary Jeh Johnson maintained during a hearing on Capitol Hill that the initiative is not risk-free.

“In all candor, I do agree that the refugee flow coming out of Iraq and Syria represents a potential opportunity for terrorist organizations to move its members into other nations for potential attacks,” Johnson testified before the House Homeland Security Committee. “So I agree that there is that potential, which is why just within the last several months we have enhanced our vetting for refugees.”

The claim hints at the problems vexing the Obama administration as it seeks to ramp up the number of refugees brought into the country.

The administration is so far falling far behind Obama’s pledge to bring in 10,000 new Syrian refugees this fiscal year. Since October, the U.S. has brought in just 1,115 of the refugees.

Meanwhile, during this same time period, Canada has admitted 25,000 Syrians with apparently little concern for thorough vetting.

Rohingya at sea

It isn’t just Syrians we should worry about. Rescued Rohingya are being resettled in the US by the thousands. They can’t possibly be screened any better than Syrians!

How about security threats from other countries? What do the numbers look like?

(The 2016 fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2016, numbers below are through February 29th—5 months).

Truth be told:  they can’t screen the others below any better than the Syrians!

Syria: 955 (with 946 of those being Muslims).   Not sure where The Hill got the 1,115.

Iraq: 3,476 (2,856 are Muslims)

Somalia: 3,036 (3,034 are Muslims)

Burma: 4,774 (1,135 are Muslims)  Yikes! We must be making a big push to get those Rohingya Muslims in to the US before Obama leaves office. I had no idea the number of Burmese Muslims would be this high!

Be sure to see our whole category on the Rohingya of Burma/Bangladesh.  Scary!

If you missed it, see the New York Times on terror threat posed by refugee program, here.

14 Responses to “Homeland Security chief reiterates: Syrian and Iraqi refugees pose security threat”

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  4. kerberos616 said

    Reblogged this on Kerberos616.


  5. Since when is the US and Europe responsible for taking in every third world minion that lives in an unfortunate situation? the way “refugee” is defined, we could be taking in most of the world’s population. Refugee status should be conferred only in extremely rare situations, and limited to a few cases a year. The criterion for determining who qualifies as a refugee should be tightened to prevent corrupt politicians from using this designation as a way to covertly flood our communities with foreigners.


    • “kiltsandaggers” that is the plan. The UN wants us all to be one “global village”. They also give grants to 3rd world nations that lower their poverty levels. They do that by exporting their poor to 1st world nation(s), who, by the way, are funding that grant the UN gives out freely. Actually, the US is the only financially successful country so WE pay for it. If you want to know where your tax money is going, look no further than the UN and the free money they pass out. Think of that next time the bridges in your town need rebuilding, or potholes in your streets, or less money being spent on securing our border.


  6. Okay, I give up; out of all these numbers, how many are Middle Eastern Christians or other religious minorities?


  7. 7delta said

    What a shock! /s

    We can only hope that members of Congress and the administration, who didn’t have jihad on the list of ways to fundamentally change America, are waking up to the fact that if you carelessly play with matches, eventually you’ll start a fire.

    I also saw where Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow testified at the Congressional hearing about the significant damage immigration has done to the black community. I’ve been shouting this from rooftops for quite some time. Wake up, black America! Other ordinary Americans aren’t your enemy! Black Lives Matter and all their misguided professional protestor/aggitator buddies should be outside the White House and Congress, if they want to address real problems, but as long as a cadre of professional community organizers and political narrative makers can keep them angrily chasing the wrong rabbits, the real causes can just keep on keeping on. Both parties are to blame.

    As long as the political strategists can keep Americans divided and working against one another, the real culprits can continue to screw all Americans. They’re sly in their emotional manipulation, messaging and organizing. We have to educate ourselves about the truth, from original sources, stand firm on that truth and stand up for one another. These manipulative, self-serving weasels deserve exposure and to be held to account–equal justice under the law–and will get it when the thing they fear most happens: the divide-and-conquer strategy, emotional manipulation and political correctness no longer works: Americans uniting as Americans.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      I meant to post that WND story today at my other blog…but just ran out of time. Hope springs eternal for tomorrow. It is good one!

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  8. misterpaul5a said

    Yes, most of us in the West do have respect for others who, for one reason or another, often self-inflicted, are suffering great hardship.
    However, the best way to tackle this crisis is not to denude those countries of their young men, doctors, university graduates and skilled workers. On the contrary, we will be helping these countries more if we convince those populations that they need, within their own borders, as many as possible of these qualified people – firstly to resist the take-over of their own lands by terrorists – and secondly to illustrate the love for their own country by fighting to defend their sovereignty against all odds and not to run away from their clear responsibilities to defend themselves from tyranny – many young men from the UK and of course America and many other countries some seventy years ago – led by men of courage and great determination against the odds, secured for us lives of comparative safety and comfort. Now is the time for others, outside of the West to show their resolve for a change and kick out the terrorists who are taking over their lives.


  9. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal and commented:
    They knew, terrorists were entering, and they allowed it to happen. AMMO CHECK.


  10. Barry “NWO” Davis ONLY views christian refugees as a “security threat,” the same as patriots.


  11. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted:


    On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 8:08 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “They must really be seeing something they aren’t > telling us about for Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson to be so > forthcoming at a Congressional hearing yesterday. And, it isn’t just the > Syrians and Iraqis we should worry about! From The Hil” >


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