DHS has no idea how many Syrian refugees arrived last year

DHS has no idea how many Syrian refugees arrived last year

The Department of Homeland Security argues that they will have an effective vetting policy in place before bringing in more refugees from Syria. However, when questioned last week, a DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary told Congress that they have no clue how many Syrian refugees they allowed in last year.

Kelli Ann Burriesci found herself in the hot seat when being grilled by the House Subcommittee on National Security. Perhaps the chair had already been heated up because the subcommittee had asked for DHS Secretary Jeh Jonson to testify, but they sent Burriesci instead, which most likely riled some of the conservative members of the committee.

Subcommittee members asked Burriesci how many Americans have traveled to Syria, how many traveled to Syria and returned, how many Syrian refugees have entered the country, along with questions about the Visa Waver Program. After failing to answer any of the questions, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) confronted Burriesci stating:

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