Great news: ISIS has targeted refugee program to enter U.S.

Great news: ISIS has targeted refugee program to enter U.S.
Credit: Reuters

Intelligence officials have determined that Islamic extremists have explored using the refugee program to enter the United States, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee said on Monday.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) declined to go into detail about the determination, which the Obama administration has not announced publicly. …

The U.S. government has information to indicate that individuals tied to terrorist groups in Syria have already attempted to gain access to our country through the U.S. refugee program.

“That was very courageous for them to come forward with this, to tell me about this personally, given the political debate on the Hill,” he added, suggesting that the news did not come from intelligence leaders.

The briefing happened “earlier this week,” McCaul said. …

President Obama has repeatedly pushed back against warnings that ISIS could attack the United States by sending over fighters as refugees.

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