The Obama administration is sending officials to Jordan to interview thousands of Muslim refugees for the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Does the Obama administration believe that jihadists hellbent on attacking America will be forthright and truthful during these interviews?
The Lebanese education minister said there are 20,000 active jihadists among the refugees in his country.
The Islamic state said in February 2015 that they would be sending half a million refugees to the West. And the Islamic state has vowed to attack the US and Europe.
Why is Obama bringing a jihad army to America?
The GOP better do more than worry.
“GOP worried about ‘surge’ of Syrian refugee interviews,” By Jordain Carney, The Hill, February 12, 2016:
Senate Republicans are raising concerns that the Obama administration is preparing to interview a “surge” of Syrian refugees, as part of the vetting process to potentially allow some to be admitted into the United States.
A handful of Senate Republicans said Friday that the Judiciary Committee has learned that the administration is sending officials to Jordan to interview thousands of candidates for the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
“The Administration’s refusal to suspend or even slow the pace of such refugee processing is particularly disturbing when reports abound of [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] terrorists intentionally inserting themselves into the Syrian refugee stream,” the senators wrote in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry.
The senators added that according to what the committee has been told, the administration is sending between 200-300 officials to Jordan for at least 45 days.
The lawmakers say they are concerned that the move, referred to as the “MARKA surge,” is being used to quicken the pace of refugee vetting, which on average takes two years to complete.
The senators are asking Kerry and Johnson for a range of details on the trip, including how many employees will be sent to Jordan, when they will travel to Jordan and how long they will be there, how many refugees will be processed and approximately how much the trip will cost.
The administration’s plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees has earned fierce pushback from congressional Republicans. They argue that members of terrorist groups can use the program to sneak into the United States and carry out attacks similar to those in Paris late last year.
While Democrats blocked the Senate from taking up legislation to crack down on the acceptance of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, Republicans have continued to push the administration to temporarily halt the resettlement program until the vetting process can be strengthened to ensure refugees aren’t a national security threat.
The letter, which was released Friday, was spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Judiciary Committee. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Mike Lee (Utah), David Perdue (Ga.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and David Vitter (La.), who are all members of the committee, signed onto the letter.