Former Obama official: Hey, 11 million illegals didn’t get security screening; why worry about Syrians?

[Ed. – Logic, Democrat-style.]

The former head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement said on Friday that concerns about the security risk of bringing Syrian refugees into the U.S. given the terrorist presence in that country are based on “fear-mongering” and that the millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally did not undergo security screening used to vet asylum seekers.

“I can tell you that we have about 11 million undocumented people in this country I was told,” Eskinder Negash said at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “I don’t believe they went through a security screening system.” …

“I happen to have a lot of confidence in the security system and the people who do the screening, but I’m afraid that there are some people using security, trying to create this fear, and there are a lot of fear-mongering people who actually use this kind of issue,” he said.

Negash and others who are part of the coalition of faith-based groups and refugee advocates held the press conference to announce that the Refugee Council USA is asking the president and Congress to increase the current cap for U.S. refugees admitted each year from 70,000 to 200,000 for fiscal year 2016, with 100,000 of those refugees coming from Syria.

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