Remember when the outgoing administration insisted that the existing refugee vetting system provided enough security for Americans to support a larger number of entries? According to Reuters’ sources on Capitol Hill, that may depend on the scope of security one expects. Of a thousand targets of active FBI counterterrorism probes, three hundred involve refugees:
BREAKING: FBI investigating 300 people admitted to the U.S. as refugees in current counterterrorism probes – congressional sources — Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) March 6, 2017
The FBI is investigating 300 people who were admitted into the United States as refugees as part of 1,000 counterterrorism investigations involving Islamic State or individuals inspired by the militant group, congressional sources told Reuters on Monday, citing senior administration officials.
Jeff Sessions later confirmed this during a press conference about the new travel “ban” executive order:
Sessions: "More than 300 people…who came here as refugees are under an FBI investigation today for potential terrorism-related activities" pic.twitter.com/027rfUPQSJ — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017Read the rest from Ed Morrissey HERE.
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