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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Sen: DHS Silence On Refugee Terrorists Shows Disrespect To Americans

The Obama administration’s failure to respond to congressional inquiries seeking information about refugees convicted of terrorism demonstrates its disrespect for Congress and the American people, according to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions.

During a Senate Judiciary immigration subcommittee hearing held this week, the Alabama lawmaker pressed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez on the agency’s failure to respond to four letters asking about the refugee, terrorism nexus.

“Are you not aware that I have written four letters to the Department, asking for information on how many refugees have been convicted of criminal and terrorist activities?” Sessions asked.

RodrĂ­guez responded that he was “not” and would follow up on the matter, a response to which Sessions replied with outrage.

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