Uncle Sam's 'Screening' of Syria Refugees Is a Pathetic Joke
By Betsy McCaughey, New York Post
At least one of the bombers in Friday’s Paris terrorist attack snuck into France posing as a Syrian refugee. ISIS is infiltrating refugee camps to penetrate Europe and the United States.
But on Monday, President Obama dismissed the danger, doubling down on his plans to settle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees here. The White House insists Syrian refugees go through “extensive screening.” That’s a deadly lie.
Obama’s own intelligence experts admit screening Syrian refugees is impossible, because the FBI and Homeland Security Department have no data on Syrians — no fingerprints, arrest records, travel data — to indicate what these people did in Syria, or even whether they are who they claim to be. “There won’t be anything in our database,” FBI head James Comey cautioned Congress last month. “So I can’t sit here and offer anybody an absolute assurance that — there’s no risk associated with this.”
But Obama’s in denial.
Last month, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was asked by Congress for assurances that “no terrorist could get through the process” of screening refugees. “Well, we may have somebody who comes to us and is simply not on our radar for any discernible reason.” Feel safe?