When it comes to the Obama administration’s refugee program, America’s borders are basically wide open. We begin with an excerpt from The Washington Times, which notes: “Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said a ‘significant’ number of refugees have been implicated in terrorist plots over the past eight years but that the rejection of some 7 percent of Syrian applications proves his officers can spot danger signs.”
That assertion is not only contradictory, it’s downright deceitful. Here’s what Rodriguez told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday: “There are cases where [a refugee applicant’s] testimony is not necessarily corroborated by documents.” He added, “I am acknowledging that, yes, testimony can be the basis for the grant of a refugee but it needs to be tested against other information that we know — about the country conditions, at a minimum.”
Rodriguez’s claim that refugees are adequately vetted was further undermined when he strongly rebuked a newly uncovered DHS memo that warns, “Refugee fraud is easy to commit, yet not easy to investigate.” Yet Rodriguez’s own words only affirm there are national security-impairing vulnerabilities present in the vetting process..