Confirmed: ISIS targeting U.S. refugee program

Article author: 
Leo Hohmann
Article publisher: 
World Net Daily
Article date: 
8 December 2015
Article category: 
National News
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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.

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...

McCaul has been warning since January that he believed the refugee program, which has been sending 60,000 to 150,000 or more foreign refugees to American cities per year over the past 35 years, could be exploited as a “back door for jihadists” into the U.S...

McCaul described the source who informed him about the ISIS attempts to infiltrate as a brave patriot. It comes at a time when Obama wants to increase the number of refugees coming into the U.S. from 70,000 a year to 85,000 this year and 100,000 the following year. At least half of all refugees come from Muslim-dominated countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries with active jihadist movements...


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House Security Chairman: ISIS Tried To Use Refugee Program To Get Into U.S., Breitbart, December 8, 2015.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) announced Monday...
“I believe the state of our homeland is increasingly not secure,” warned McCaul.“I believe 2015 will be seen as a watershed year in this long war — the year when our enemies gained an upper hand and when the spread of terror once again awoke the West.”
He added that new bills to stop the refugee program will be offered in the upcoming weeks.
“This is just the beginning,” McCaul vowed. “Over the coming weeks, we will introduce a slate of new bills based on the findings of the [bipartisan congressional] task force to keep terrorists from crossing our borders.”
McCaul’s statement comes as Congress is struggling to finalize the spending bill with a deadline only four days away, and with defunding the Syrian refugee program being a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats...

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