- August 15, 2016 -

HILLARY CLINTON’S REFUGEE PROBLEM

Hillary Clinton Wants To Admit Thousands Of Syrian Refugees, But Recent History Suggests This May Be An Extremely Dangerous Decision

Hillary Clinton Wants To Admit Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Into The United States:

In September 2015 Clinton Said She Wanted The United States To Accept 65,000 Refugees From Syria. “Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the United States should accept 65,000 refugees from Syria to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis created by the war there.” (Rebecca Kaplan, “Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees,” CBS News, 9/20/15)

Wall Street Journal Headline: “Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees” (Wall Street Journal, 9/20/15)

CBS News Headline: “Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees” (CBS News, 9/20/15)

Clinton’s State Department Admitted Five Refugees And One Translator Who Were Later Charged With Terrorism And Related Crimes:

In January, Federal Authorities Arrested Two Men In California On Terror Related Charges; Both Entered The Country As Refugees. “Federal authorities arrested two refugees on terror-related charges Thursday. The arrests in Sacramento, California, and Houston did not appear to be directly related, but the cases had several similarities. Both men were Palestinians born in Iraq and living as refugees in the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department. And both of them are accused of lying to immigration officials about their alleged ties to terrorist organizations.” (Catherine E. Shoichet, “Feds Arrest 2 Middle East Refugees On Terror-Related Charges,” CNN, 1/8/16)

  • Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab Was Charged With Making False Statements Involving Terrorism. “Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, of Sacramento is charged with making a false statement involving international terrorism.” (Catherine E. Shoichet, “Feds Arrest 2 Middle East Refugees On Terror-Related Charges,” CNN, 1/8/16)
  • Al-Jayab Entered The Country As An Iraqi Refugee And Fought With Terror Groups In Syria. “But federal authorities say Al-Jayab has another, darker side. They say the Iraqi refugee, who came to the United States in 2012, went back to the Middle East two years later to join up and fight with terror groups in Syria before returning to this country and settling in Sacramento.”(Sam Stanton, Stephen Magagnini and Denny Walsh, “Sacramento Junior College Student Ordered Held Without Bail In Terror Case,” The Sacramento Bee, 1/8/16)

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan Was Charged With Attempting To Provide Material To Support ISIS. “Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, of Houston, is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.” (Catherine E. Shoichet, “Feds Arrest 2 Middle East Refugees On Terror-Related Charges,” CNN, 1/8/16)

  • Hardan Entered The Country As An Iraqi Refugee And Received Legal Permanent Resident Status. “Hardan entered the United States as an Iraqi refugee in November 2009 and was granted legal permanent resident status in August 2011, the Justice Department said.” (Catherine E. Shoichet, “Feds Arrest 2 Middle East Refugees On Terror-Related Charges,” CNN, 1/8/16)

In May 2015, The FBI Arrested Bilal Abood For Lying To An Agent After He Denied He Pledged Allegiance To The Leader Of The Islamic State. “An Iraqi man who worked as a translator for the American military before moving to the United States in 2009 was arrested on Thursday in Texas by F.B.I. agents who say he pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State last year and misled them about his travels to Syria. The Justice Department said that the man, Bilal Abood, 37, a naturalized American citizen who lives in Mesquite, a Dallas suburb, was charged with lying to an agent after he denied last month that he had pledged loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the self-described Islamic State. (Scott Shane, “Iraqi Who Worked For The U.S. Military Is Arrested In Texas In Link To Islamic State,” The New York Times, 5/14/5)

  • Abood Previously Worked As A Translator For The American Military And Was A Naturalized American Citizen. “Department said that the man, Bilal Abood, 37, a naturalized American citizen who lives in Mesquite, a Dallas suburb, was charged with lying to an agent after he denied last month that he had pledged loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the self-described Islamic State. (Scott Shane, “Iraqi Who Worked For The U.S. Military Is Arrested In Texas In Link To Islamic State,” The New York Times, 5/14/5)

In January 2013, Waad Ramadan Alwan Plead Guilty To A 23-Count Indictment Of Terrorism Related Charges That Included Conspiracy To Kill U.S. Nationals Abroad And Conspiracy To Use Weapons Of Mass Destruction. “Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 25, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to life in federal prison, and Waad Ramadan Alwan, 31, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, followed by a life term of supervised release. Both defendants had pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges.” (Former Iraqi Terrorists living In Kentucky Sentenced For Terrorist Activities, Department Of Justice, 1/29/13)

  • Waad Ramadan Alwan Was An Iraqi Refugee Resettled In Bowling Green, Kentucky. “An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago, showed that Alwan was mistakenly allowed into the U.S. and resettled in the leafy southern town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,000 which is home to Western Kentucky University and near the Army's Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. Alwan and another Iraqi refugee, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 26, were resettled in Bowling Green even though both had been detained during the war by Iraqi authorities, according to federal prosecutors.” (James Gordon Meek, Cindy Galli And Brian Ross, “Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ Of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees,” ABC News, 11/20/13)

In 2015, Fazliddin Kurbanov Was Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Support Terrorist Groups. “A federal jury in the District of Idaho returned guilty verdicts today against Fazliddin Kurbanov, 33, on charges that he conspired and attempted to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and possessed an unregistered destructive device.” (Federal Jury Convicts Kurbanov On Terrorism Charges, Department Of Justice, 8/12/15)

  • Kurbanov Was A Refugee From Uzbekistan. “As a refugee from Uzbekistan, Kurbanov would have gone through the federal screening process we mentioned earlier. However, based on court testimony, it does not appear there should have been any red flags in the vetting process because there is no indication Kurbanov was involved in terrorism when he first arrived in the U.S. Testimony shows it wasn't until after Kurbanov set foot on U.S. soil he became involved with the Taliban-affiliated group.” (“A look back at Kurbanov's Terrorism Case,” 7 KTVB, 11/17/15)

Recent History Suggests It Is Possible For Terrorists To Enter The Country Under The Guise Of Refugees:

The National Counterterrorism Center Said That The Refugee System Is Susceptible To “Exploitation From Extremist Groups.” “The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has identified ‘…individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program.’ In the same response letter, NCTC also offered that: ‘The refugee system, like all immigration programs, is vulnerable to exploitation from extremist groups seeking to send operatives to the West.’” (“McCaul Statement On Concerns Regarding Syrian Refugee Program,” Press Release, 12/7/15)

In January, Federal Authorities Arrested Two Men In California On Terror Related Charges; Both Entered The Country As Refugees. “Federal authorities arrested two refugees on terror-related charges Thursday. The arrests in Sacramento, California, and Houston did not appear to be directly related, but the cases had several similarities. Both men were Palestinians born in Iraq and living as refugees in the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department. And both of them are accused of lying to immigration officials about their alleged ties to terrorist organizations.” (Catherine E. Shoichet, “Feds Arrest 2 Middle East Refugees On Terror-Related Charges,” CNN, 1/8/16)

In 2013, An Uzbek Refugee Was Arrested In Idaho For Conspiring to Support A Terrorist Organization. “The third is an Uzbek refugee who was arrested in 2013 in Boise, Idaho, accused of conspiring to support a terrorist organization, gathering explosive materials, and plotting to carry out an attack on U.S. soil.” (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, “The Viral Claim That ‘Not One’ Refugee Resttled Since 9/11 Has Been ‘Arrested On Domestic Terrorism Charges,’” CNN, 11/19/15)

In 2011, Two Iraqi Refugees Were Arrested In Kentucky On Charges That They Were Plotting To Send Weapons To Kill American Soldiers. “MPI analyzed the number of refugees resettled through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and found just three people were arrested on terrorism charges. Two were Iraqi refugees arrested in Bowling Green, Ky., in 2011 on suspicion of plotting to send weapons to insurgents to kill American soldiers abroad.” (Michelle Ye Hee Lee, “The Viral Claim That ‘Not One’ Refugee Resttled Since 9/11 Has Been ‘Arrested On Domestic Terrorism Charges,’” CNN, 11/19/15)

In Germany, Officials Arrested Two Suspected ISIS Terrorists Who Entered The Country Under The Guise Of Syrian Refugees. “An Algerian couple, suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Berlin and arrested on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State, entered Germany late last year and applied for asylum as Syrian refugees — part of a pattern of terrorism suspects entering Europe under the guise of fleeing war, the German authorities said Friday.” (Alison Smale, “Terrorism Suspects Are Posing As Refugees, Germany Says,” The New York Times,2/5/16)

The Washington Post Headline: “Senior Obama Officials Have Warned Of Challenges In Screening Refugees From Syria” (The Washington Post, 11/17/15)