Josh Earnest lied Thursday about our supposed “robust” screening process of refugees from terrorist nations, and the White House has been lying all along about how many they plan to take in. Taking in tens of thousands of refugees from Syria and other terrorist states has been taking place and will be ramped up despite the FBI and others in the intelligence community telling them not to do it.
Josh Earnest announced Thursday that at least 10,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted next fiscal year which is next month.
He said, “Refugees go through the most robust security process of anybody who’s contemplating travel to the United States,” Mr. Earnest said. “Refugees have to be screened by the National Counter Terrorism Center, by the F.B.I. Terrorist Screening Center. They go through databases that are maintained by D.H.S., the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. There is biographical and biometric information that is collected about these individuals.”
It is a complete fabrication. He’s lying to the American public so they accept what could be a very dangerous situation. Today is the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Have people already forgotten?
Rep. Peter King has begun hearings on the Syrian Refugee Program. He said we have limited and unverifiable intelligence on the ground in Syria. He followed that up saying we have admitted terrorist refugees in the past and in the recent past. He is being attacked by the left and every George Soros group for his concerns. Some call him an Islamophobic.
King said he doesn’t want another Boston Marathon bombing and Mother Jones went bonkers over the statement – they’re offended by the truth.
We are being lied to. Taking tens of thousands of Syrian refugees has been the plan for at least two years.
In January, 2014, the US announced plans to resettle 30,000 Syrian Islamists displaced by the Syrian War, according to the Wall Street Journal.
It hinged on their “receiving exemptions from laws aimed at preventing terrorists from entering the country.” Those exemptions did go through.
Why have counterterrorism laws at all? If politicians are going to ignore them when taking in refugees from a country overrun by al Qaeda, Iranians, Assad’s terrorist soldiers, and ISIS, then we don’t need the laws. We should just let anyone come over.
According to the WSJ:
A U.S. official stated publicly for the first time this week [January 2014] that some of the 30,000 especially vulnerable Syrians the United Nations hopes to resettle by the end of 2014 will be referred to the U.S. for resettlement.
A New York Times op-ed in May suggested settling 50,000 Syrian refugees in Detroit to “revitalize” it. While it’s an op-ed, it’s a concern because of the paper’s close ties to the Obama White House.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill that that the total number of refugees taken in by the United States could rise to more than 100,000, from the current figure of 70,000. State Department officials said that not all of the additional 30,000 would be Syrians, but many would be.
Josh Earnest said that 100,000 figure cited by Kerry is a misunderstanding because the screening takes 18 to 24 months. Was it a misunderstanding or did Kerry slip and tell the truth? Besides, the screenings began almost two years ago.
The FBI has admitted in congressional testimony that it has no capacity for vetting the thousands of refugees now arriving from the Middle East.
Rep. Lou Barletta said Thursday that “the FBI says we have no way to vet Syrian refugees. I’m reluctant to throw open our doors until we know who’s coming in”.
Rep. McCaul, chair of the House committee on Homeland Security, said, “I cannot support refugees coming to US until the FBI has data bases to properly vet them for terrorist reasons.”
Michael Steinbach, assistant director of the FBI, told a congressional committee the U.S. Syrian refugee program is a “huge mistake.”
The US government had data and intelligence to draw on when it performed background checks on refugees from Iraq in recent years but in the case of Syria, there was “a lack of information,” Steinbach warned.
“The difference is, in Iraq, we were there on the ground collecting, so we had databases to use,” Steinbach told the House Homeland Security Committee.
“The concern is in Syria, the lack of our footprint on the ground in Syria, that the databases won’t have the information we need,” he said.
Rep. McCaul said at the same hearing that it “would be a federally sanctioned welcome party, if you will, to potential terrorists in the United States.”
Fox News reported yesterday that one of the FBI’s top terrorism experts said in February there was no clear way to positively vet refugees.
FBI Director James Comey said there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country now who are receiving recruitment overtures from the terrorist group or directives to attack the U.S.
About Syrian refugees and a possible terrorist infiltration, he said Thursday, “That is a threat we have to worry about…There is a risk”
Comey has said the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, is leveraging social media in unprecedented ways through Twitter and other platforms, directing messages to the smartphones of “disturbed people” who could be pushed to launch assaults on U.S. targets.
“It’s like the devil sitting on their shoulders, saying ‘kill, kill, kill,”’ Comey said in a meeting with reporters.
The UNHCR picks 95% of our refugees, mostly Muslim, and they do so with the help of a questionable Muslim charity which has been linked to terrorism.
The State Department said months ago that “The United States accepts the majority of all UNHCR referrals from around the world. Last year, we reached our goal of resettling nearly 70,000 refugees from nearly 70 countries. And we plan to lead in resettling Syrians as well. We are reviewing some 9,000 recent UNHCR referrals from Syria. We are receiving roughly a thousand new ones each month, and we expect admissions from Syria to surge in 2015 and beyond.”
Resettlement groups “work in 180 communities across the country and make sure refugees have homes, furniture, clothes, English classes, job training, health care and help enrolling their children in school. They are now preparing key contacts in American communities to welcome Syrians.”
Syria isn’t the only country from which people can’t be vetted. That’s true of Somalia, Libya, and now Iraq and others.
Floridians will see a huge influx of Syrian refugees by the end of 2015 and into 2016. It’s a prime resettlement refuge.
Florida gets about 30,000 refugees a year from all over the world. The United States already pledged to take in thousands of Syrians and Florida will get the highest number. Could it turn Florida blue?
Refugees are given an income, food, clothing, housing, a driver’s license and a work permit. After one year, they can apply for a green card and, after five years, they can apply for citizenship.
Our state of Georgia is accepting Syrian Sunni warlords.
There is no doubt that it will change who we are. The fact that some terrorists have said they are sending, not only fighters, but also infiltrators to change our political system should concern people.