Skip to comments.Terrorists Enter U.S. via Resettlement Program for “Vulnerable Refugees” (DHS & UN)
Posted on 12/06/2012 11:30:40 AM PST by jazusamo
Islamic terroristsincluding two al Qaeda affiliates indicted last year in Kentuckyhave entered the United States legally through a resettlement program that helps tens of thousands of the worlds most vulnerable refugees start a new life in America each year.
Known as the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), its a joint venture between the State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees the nations lawful immigration. The two agencies are responsible for deciding which refugees are granted USRAP resettlement consideration. USCIS is hands on and conducts individual, in-person interviews with applicants to determine if they meet the refugee criteria.
Most of the refugee referrals are made by the notoriously corrupt United Nations, which has published an extensive handbook on the subject. In a nutshell here is the criteria; a refugee must have a well-founded fear of persecution based on at least one of the followingreligion, political opinion, race or nationality. This means there is a continued need for protection and candidates should be granted permanent residence status with access to rights similar to those enjoyed by nationals, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) guide.
In fiscal year 2011 Uncle Sam generously offered 56,424 persecuted foreigners refuge and in fiscal year 2012 the number increased to 58,236 , according Barbara Strack, the Refugee Affairs Division Chief at USCIS. This week Strack testified at a congressional hearing, Terrorist Exploitation of Refugee Programs, that addressed the serious security vulnerabilities in her division. She told the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working closely with interagency partners to improve, refine, and streamline the security vetting regime for refugee applicants and for other immigration categories.
Last May two Iraqi nationals who were given refugee status under USRAP were arrested and federally indicted for plotting to send weapons and money to al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) as well as conspiracy to kill U.S. national abroad. The men, Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, lived in Kentucky and have pleaded guilty to the charges, which are outlined in this FBI document . They are scheduled to be sentenced early next year.
At this weeks hearing, the congressman who chairs the counterterrorism and intelligence committee revealed that the Kentucky case is not a fluke and that the threat posed by refugees with ties to al Qaeda is much broader than was previously believed. He reiterated the testimony of FBI Director Robert Mueller before a House Intelligence Committee last year, in which the FBI chief admitted ongoing concerns about individuals who may have been resettled here in the United States that have some association with al Qaeda in Iraq.
USRAP, which has helped relocate millions of refugees over the decades, has come under fire in recent years because its gotten too big and security measures are lax. A report released last year by a nonprofit that researches immigration matters says this is because the U.S. has lost control of the program, instead surrendering to U.N. policies to determine whos admitted and because meaningful background checks are difficult to obtain for refugees admitted from countries without reliable government records.
As a result the program is a bloated disaster, admitting nearly three times the number of refugees as the rest of the developed world combined, the probe found. Additionally, the investigation found that common criminals, war criminals, international fugitives, and terrorists have all used the USRAP and its related asylum provisions for entry into the United States. Here is another interesting tidbit: Bribery of U.N. officials is commonly reported among those attempting to secure refugee admission to the United States.
WE need to stop importing mooselimbs period.
0bama is a whore for the United Nations.
Agreed...And start deporting those not US citizens.
Islam is ANTITHETICAL TO AMERICA.
Islam is IRRECONCILABLE WITH AMERICA.
Therefore: Islam must be banned from America.
PS Removal of all Muslims is also unavoidable if America is to survive. Treason on two feet can not be tolerated.
Is our Dear Leader welcoming Islamic terrorists ?
Agreed. Islam is not compatible with American and Western values.
...The World Bank has come to the rescue of Hamas, giving it $6.4 million to improve water and sewage services after the latest escalation in attacks on Israel that drew Israel into the eight-day Pillar of Defense counterterrorist campaign.
... $6.4 million may not seem like such a big deal, but when you consider the fact that the World Bank is largely funded by Western sources (especially the USA), the principle involved cannot be overlooked.
It is one thing to have Iran provide aid and support to HAMAS. That is expected. But increasingly, Western sources, led by the example of the Obama administration, allow loopholes that see funds find their way to a terrorist organization...
We are slowly killing ourselves and giving up all freedom’s we’ve formerly enjoyed. And, just like all the government goodies available and the groups that promote how to get them, terrorists get in very easy...welcomed at the back door.
Unless we have a Christian revial, we’re toast in 10 years IMHO...
Just who are the pin-headed morons who think-up these destructive, worthless programs”? They and their ilk should be deported to an isolated atoll somewhere.
I’m betting many of them live in gated communities where they are more safely removed from the ilk they let roam and prey on us.