11 million not screened here in the unites states; crazy…..
The former head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement said on Friday that concerns about the security risk of bringing Syrian refugees into the U.S. given the terrorist presence in that country are based on “fear-mongering” and that the millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally did not undergo security screening used to vet asylum seekers.
“I can tell you that we have about 11 million undocumented people in this country I was told,” Eskinder Negash said at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “I don’t believe they went through a security screening system.”
When CNSNews.com asked whether admitting thousands of Syrian refugees posed a security threat to the United States, Negash, who was appointed as the head of Health and Human Services’ ORR by President Barack Obama in 2009 and served until this year, said that refugees are “the most vetted people” accepted into the country and that security can be used for “fear-mongering.”
“Refugees are the most vetted people to come to this country, so I think we have to have a lot of confidence in our system,” said Negash, who is a refugee from Ethiopia and now serves as senior vice president for global engagement with the non-governmental organization the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
“I happen to have a lot of confidence in the security system and the people who do the screening, but I’m afraid that there are some people using security, trying to create this fear, and there are a lot of fear-mongering people who actually use this kind of issue,” he said.
Negash and others who are part of the coalition of faith-based groups and refugee advocates held the press conference to announce that the Refugee Council USA is asking the president and Congress to increase the current cap for U.S. refugees admitted each year from 70,000 to 200,000 for fiscal year 2016, with 100,000 of those refugees coming from Syria.