FLASHBACK: Obama Admin: No Way To Keep Syrian Refugees From Joining ISIS [VIDEO]
More than a month ago, Obama administration officials conceded in testimony before a Senate subcommittee that there is no way to prevent Syrian refugees from radicalizing after entering the U.S.
“It is not a probability, but a certainty, that among the more than 1 million migrants from Muslim countries we will admit over the next decade, a number will already be radicalized or radicalize after their entrance into the U.S.,” Republican Alabama Sen. [crscore]Jeff Sessions[/crscore] said Oct. 2, 2015.
He made the comments at a Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest hearing. (RELATED: Congress Learned Of Syrian Refugees Entering The U.S. Just Recently)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) officials Matthew Emrich told Sessions that the Syrian government does not have a computer database that the U.S. can use to identify potential radicals among the Syrian refugees entering America. (VIDEO: Rubio: No More Syrian Refugees Because We Can’t Do A Background Check)
Sessions later questioned Barbara Strack, a top refugee official at USCIS.
“Ms. Strack, there are a number of examples of people who have involved themselves in terrorism since they’ve been in the United States,” Sessions said at the hearing. “Sometimes when they come, they may not be radicalized, but somehow, some way become radicalized. There’s no way you could identify that, I don’t suppose, is it?” (RELATED: U.S. Refugee Chief Didn’t Know Boston Bombers Were Refugees)
Strack responded, “No, sir, we can’t predict the future.”
Last Friday, ISIS-linked terrorists with Syrian ties killed 129 people in multiple attacks in Paris. One of the attackers was found with a passport that was used to seek asylum on the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3.