[Rushtalk] 300 refugees are being watched by the FBI because of terrorist connections

Carl Spitzer cwsiv at juno.com
Thu Apr 20 08:27:47 MDT 2017


This in addition to the more 1,000 being previously watched.
 
 http://www.breitbart.com/news/fbi-investigating-300-refugees-in-us-on-terror-related-suspicions-official/
 300 refugees are being watched by the FBI because of terrorist
connections

6 Mar 2017


Washington (AFP) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating
around 300 refugees admitted into the United States for suspected
terror-linked activities, US officials said Monday.


The officials gave the figure as justification for a just-announced
120-day halt on admitting refugees from any country to review security
vetting procedures.


“Today more than 300 people, according to the FBI, who came here as
refugees are under an FBI investigation today for potential
terrorism-related activities,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.


“Many people seeking to support or commit terrorist acts will enter
through our refugee program,” he said.


On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order halting
for 90 days from March 16 new immigration from six majority Muslim
nations in addition to the temporary refugee ban.


Speaking anonymously, an official from the Department of Homeland
Security said the 300 were in addition to ongoing investigations into
some 1,000 “potential domestic terrorists” inside the United States
either inspired by or motivated by the Islamic State group.


The DHS official did not give any details on where the 300 refugees came
from or how many might have come from the six Muslim-majority countries
targeted by the new travel ban.


“The salient fact here is that there are 300 individuals admitted and
welcomed to the United States in the refugee admissions program who
either infiltrated with hostile intent or who radicalized after
admission to the United States,” he said.


The new travel ban, a revision of the January 27 executive order which
was blocked by a federal judge, kept in place a reduction of refugee
admissions to 50,000 a year, cut from the 110,000 proposed for this year
by the previous administration of president Barack Obama.


  

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