Incompetent intelligence officials may have allowed Islamic terrorists into the United States.
Federal agents are re-investigating the backgrounds of dozens of Syrian refugees already in the United States after discovering a lapse in vetting that allowed some who had potentially negative information in their files to enter the country, two U.S. law enforcement officials said.
The refugees whose cases are under review include one who failed a polygraph test when he applied to work at a U.S. military installation overseas and another who may have been in communication with an Islamic State leader, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
How could they miss this kind of stuff? WTF, the guy was talking to ISIS…the Islamics who kill people and blow stuff up!!!
The vetting gap raises questions about the Syrian refugee screening process, which the Obama administration had often described as exhaustive and rigorous, but which President Donald Trump has criticized as a national security risk.
It looks like President Trump was absolutely correct.
Former President Barack Obama ramped up the acceptance of Syrians last year, admitting 15,479 Syrian refugees, a 606 percent increase over the 2,192 admitted in 2015. Since the civil war started, the U.S. has accepted more than 18,000 Syrians seeking asylum, according to the State Department.
As investigators re-examined the cases for red flags, they discovered at least several dozen that now require further investigation by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, the officials said.
Read the whole frightening story in the San Francisco Examiner