Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding amongrefugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria.
"It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.
Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. – even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been displaced from their homes there, unable to leave.
Senior officials leading the State Department’s refugee efforts say the U.S. government has a long history of caring for the innocent victims of war.
Bartlett insisted every refugee is vetted through an “intensive” system, drawing on information and expertise from several U.S. intelligence agencies, including the Defense Department.
“We have a very slow process of moving refugees through our pipeline, and part of it is because of the security vetting component,” Bartlett said.
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This from the people who refuse to call the enemy by their name ...Islamic Terrorists...how are you going to vet something that the state department tells us doesn't exist? The enemy is at the gates...and our government is letting them in under the guise of "caring for the innocent victims of war." God Help Us....