Today’s lede Investor’s Business Daily editorial, explains why all the administration bluster about adequately vetting Syrian refugees being brought to this country by explaining who really is picking your future neighbors — the United Nations.
“In fact, Washington has no role in selecting the thousands of Syrian refugees coming to your hometown. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is really behind the effort, and he’s referred an additional 5,000-plus Syrian nationals here,” the editorial states. “A new State Department report reveals that the U.S. already has accepted at least 15,000 Syrian refugee referrals from the UNHCR.”
And how are they being screened? Why, they are fingerprinted, but there is no fingerprint data in Syria against which to screen those fingerprints. The fingerprints from one of the Paris suicide bombers were matched to fingerprints taken when he came ashore in Greece, reportedly carrying a fake Syrian passport.
But Obama continues to mock those who suggest we go slow in importing potential future terrorists to our shore. “They’ve been playing on fear to score political points or to advance their campaigns and it’s irresponsible. It needs to stop because the world is watching,” Obama said.
Yes, the world is watching and determining just how vulnerable and gullible we really are.