Almost a third of the FBI’s 1,000 active terror-related investigations involve people who came to the United States as refugees. That’s what Attorney General Jeff Sessions just said in defense of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the United States.
President Trumps revised order came with new claims by administration officials regarding the potential danger that refugees pose to national security. The order temporarily pauses all refugee resettlement in the United States for 120 days.
This will allow the refugee application process to be evaluated. Our country must determine how it can strengthened and ensure refugees admitted to the U.S. do not pose a security threat.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Defends Travel Ban:
“People seeking to support or commit terrorist attacks here will try to enter through our refugee program,” said Mr. Sessions. “Today more than 300 people who came here as refugees are under FBI investigation for potential terrorism-related activities.
Like every nation, the United States has a right to control who enters our country and to keep out those who would do us harm,” Sessions said.
It’s not surprising that the Justice Department nor the FBI is providing additional details on the 300 individuals who are under investigation. President Trumps travel ban seeks to temporarily keep those who might try to exploit the refugee program to gain entry to the U.S.
It’s difficult to pinpoint those who have become radicalized after arriving in the U.S. it’s better to make the process more vigorous and for “extreme vetting” to happen before they come to the United States from terror hot beds.
An official who tried to clarify the conflict between a leaked DHS report that appeared to show no connection between refugees and terrorism said the draft document, which was reported by The Associated Press on Feb. 24, was incomplete, and had not been vetted through the inter-agency process and did not reflect classified information.
In other words; the HS report which was only a draft was incomplete at the time the Associated Press wrote about it. This is another case of news being fabricated and spun by the Associated Press.
FBI Director James Comey said in late 2015 that some 900 terror investigations were going on, and probes were active in every state. But Monday’s development marked the first official concrete linkage between the refugee program and terrorism. At the time, Comey indicated the bureau was stretched thin by the sheer volume of investigations. Can you see why the American public is skeptical about news?