How did 113 terrorists get into the country? That is the question that Congressional committees want answered following a report by the Washington Free Beacon claiming that 41 people arrested for terrorism in the United States were admitted into the country legally. (There were actually more.)
Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) disclosed Monday that they had been pressuring the Obama administration for months to disclose the immigration histories of these foreign-born individuals implicated in terror plots….
“The American people are entitled to information on the immigration history of terrorists seeking to harm them,” Cruz and Sessions wrote to the secretaries of State and Homeland Security and the attorney general.
Cabinet level agencies have “stonewalled” efforts by lawmakers to find out more information about foreign-born terrorists. One possibility cited for this lack of response is huge gaps in the immigration screening process. In writing to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, lawmakers used the Free Beacon report as support for their request for more information since 14 of the people arrested on terrorism charges entered the country legally as refugees.
“Many more came through other immigration programs,” they wrote. “A number of immigrant terrorists were even approved for citizenship. Others are the U.S.-born children of foreign migrants whose presence in the country would not be possible but for the immigration of their parents.”
Among the people arrested and brought up on terrorism charges are people planning attacks on U.S. soil, and those giving material help to ISIS and other terrorism groups. Isn’t that special?
According to a Free Beacon source, the significant increase in legal immigration is wreaking havoc on the immigration infrastructure and system we have in place.
“The cost of high rates of Muslim immigration are clear: enormous security challenges combined with vast expenses to track and convict those here attempting to wound Americans,” the source said.
BUT, we are told, RELIGION DOES NOT MATTER in the midst of the Obama Administration’s push to take in tens of thousands of new “refugees.” Sure, okay, well it just HAPPENS to be that the new “refugees” are all from countries where Islam and Sharia Law control life. And immigration is so overwhelmed that potential terrorists are slipping into the country among those who are legitimate asylum seekers.
Put that with the said stonewalling from the Obama Regime to Congress on these people, here legally or not, and the phrase “fundamentally transform America” takes on a new meaning.