State Dept. spokesman admits Islamic terrorists trying to pose as refugees to enter U.S.
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON DC
Is it perfect? Can it be perfect? Can it be foolproof? Well probably not no said State Department spokesman John Kirby early Wednesday morning acknowledging that Islamic State terrorists are trying to mingle with refugee populations overseas in an attempt to make it to the U.S. while posing as refugees.
I wouldnt debate the fact that there is the potential for ISIS terrorists to try to insert themselves and we see that in some of the refugee camps in Jordan and in Turkey where they try to insert themselves into the population Kirby said on Fox & Friends.
Questions about refugee vetting are again being raised following the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey which police now believe was done by a U.S. national who was born in Afghanistan.
And just days after the bombing President Obama met with world leaders in New York while speaking to the united Nations to ask that more refugees be accepted even as Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump have said the U.S. needs to slow down the process of accepting middle eastern refugees.
While the State Department spokesman argued that the U.S.s vetting process for these refugees is tough and should be enough to keep terrorists out he at the same time admitted the process is not perfect.
The vetting process while not perfect is a very very stringent and it can take almost up to two years for a single refugee to make it into the country Kirby said.