Feds Blame "Lapse In Vetting" For Admitting Syrian Refugees With Terrorist Ties

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Judicial Watch,

Dozens of Syrian refugees already living in the Unites States may have ties to terrorism and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is downplaying it, claiming federal agents missed “possible derogatory information” about the immigrants due to “a lapse in vetting.” Among those who slipped through the cracks is a man who failed a polygraph test after applying to work at a U.S. military installation and another who communicated with an Islamic State leader.

Information about this scandalous security lapse comes from federal agents with firsthand knowledge of the situation. They spoke to a mainstream newspaper on condition of anonymity, as many Judicial Watch sources who expose delicate information do, out of fear. This is the type of case the government works hard to keep quiet and consequences could be serious for those who blow the whistle. The news article reveals that federal agents are now “reinvestigating the backgrounds” of the dozens of Syrian refugees because somehow DHS discovered that the lapse in vetting allowed refugees with “potentially negative information in their files to enter the country.” The newspaper attributes the information to “U.S law enforcement officials” who were not authorized to discuss the matter.

Coincidentally, on the day this story broke a national newswire service reported that President Donald Trump drafted an executive order to stop accepting Syrian refugees. The president also plans to suspend issuing visas for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Under President Barrack Obama’s lax immigration policies, large numbers of terrorists from some of these nations entered the U.S., including members of ISIS and other radical Islamic groups. They include individuals who have engaged in or attempted to engage in acts of terrorism, conspired or attempted to conspire to provide material support to a terrorist organization or engaged in criminal conduct inspired by terrorist ideology. Some have been convicted and sentenced in American courts.

Additionally, the Obama administration was very generous in granting citizens of Muslim nations special amnesty protections and residency benefits in the U.S. During a five-year period, Obama’s DHS issued around 680,000 green cards to foreigners from Muslim countries, according to the agency’s figures. Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Libya were among the nations. In 2015 Judicial Watch reported on a special “humanitarian” amnesty program offered to illegal aliens from Yemen, an Islamic Middle Eastern country well known as an Al Qaeda breeding ground. Yemen is the headquarters of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the State Department has revealed that AQAP militants carried out hundreds of attacks including suicide bombers, vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), ambushes, kidnappings and targeted assassinations.

Circling back to Syrian refugees, as Obama let thousands settle in the U.S. his own intelligence and immigration officials admitted that individuals with ties to terrorist groups used the program to try to infiltrate the country and that there is no way to properly screen them. In 2015 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) confirmed that individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria tried to gain entry to the U.S. through the refugee program and that the program is “vulnerable to exploitation from extremist groups seeking to send operatives to the West.” Before that the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Matthew Emrich, admitted during a congressional hearing that there’s no way to adequately screen Syrian refugees because the Syrian government doesn’t have an intelligence database to run checks against. Additionally, FBI Assistant Director Michael Steinbach conceded that the U.S. government has no system to properly screen Syrian refugees.

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nuubee's picture

It still baffles me why anyone is surprised that Trump won.

El Vaquero's picture

Problem -> Reaction -> Solution


Invite terrorists who Allah Ackbar and explode -> Snowflakes cry about how unsafe it is -> Government takes more power for itself


I'm not worried about getting killed in a terror attack, as even if a lot of these guys go out and commit them or radicalize resident Muslims, my chances of getting killed by one are still miniscule.  I'm worried about the government reaction to terrorist attacks. 

Croesus's picture

@ Vaquero:

100% agreed! I have more fear of getting killed by a shitty driver...

El Vaquero's picture

Excatly.  And importing terrorists doesn't even have to be the intent.  You know how government is when it comes to never letting a serious crisis go to waste.  In fact, I would argue that the reason they let them in is because not letting them in would be an implicit admission that the US government has been arming and training actual terrorists over there. 

Troy Ounce's picture


Everything a government touches turns to crap - Ringo Star.

Croesus's picture

@ Vaquero and Troy:

Like Troy quoted, everything they touch, turns to crap. They're bloated, and inefficient.

Let's suppose a scenario (like the far alt-right's):

Economic collapse, followed by general lawlessness, martial law.

DotGov moves to confiscate firearms:

WHO is going to do that? The military? Police?

Most wouldn't comply, and the ones that would, probably wouldn't last too long.

Foreign military?

Watch how fast every American would be shooting back at "invaders", including the folks on the left.

The Afghanis have a saying:

"Me against my brother, us against our neighbor, and ALL of us, against the foreigner".

espirit's picture


Dozens of Political Appointees already living in the Unites States may have ties to terrorism and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is downplaying it, claiming federal agents missed “possible derogatory information” about the dual citizens due to “a lapse in vetting.”


Got it.

Never One Roach's picture

Hillary's Huma has ties to Moslim Brotherhood and Valeria Jarrett is a known Moslim Brotherhood supporter. Add Saudi funding of the Hillary campaign and you have three people with terror ties right there.

It's baffling ANYONE voted for Hitlery!

mofreedom's picture

Don't forget the Moroccans too.

CheapBastard's picture

I didn't forget them. I would NOT vote for Moroccans either!

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) CheapBastard Jan 27, 2017 8:20 PM

Don't worry about muslims. Poof. They're gone !

TRUMP ignores even his "beloved" jews:

Omits the Alleged 6Mil Jews in Holocaust Remembrance Statement


Wait to hear the pundits..


MisterMousePotato's picture

"The president also plans to suspend issuing visas for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries ... ."

Do it now. Before going to bed tonight. During the weekend.

Do it now.

Then deport every single one already here.

Then, let's have a real, national dialogue on whether and why even so many as a single one should be allowed back in, using the old rules, such as not one single penny from the taxpayers to support their desire. Neither can they use support from, oh, say Saudia Arabia or any of the other usual suspects.

Dimwit's picture

That's because he knows It's BS. The 6 Million myth has been around since 1915.

see here.





Stuck on Zero's picture

The house of Saud is so deleriously happy.

worbsid's picture

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!"

- - The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



mary mary's picture

That quote was from jew Rahm Emanuel.  Of course, Rahm also understands how necessary it is to create systems which create lots of crises, so that "his people" can then "not let them go to waste".  For example, importing 680,000 people into the USA who have at least 680,000 reasons to hate the USA.  And, by the way, giving them so much American taxpayer welfare that they will never have to work, so they can spend all their time conspiring overthrow, subvert, or at least bankrupt the USA. 

IMHO, the USA will not recover until Americans admit that "their" country is now ruled by "fake citizens" who are actually fascist Israelis and Papists.

debunker's picture

"jew Rahm Emanual"

lemme guess MM-- you're a white christian, right? 'cause you certainly share your christlike values taught in our churches.

SoDamnMad's picture

The sanctuary churchs are a big part of the problem including the "not-for-profit"  Catholic refugee resettlement network includes over 100 diocesan offices across the country and in Guam and Puerto Rico. 


Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) debunker Jan 28, 2017 3:35 AM

My favourite Jew rebuttal is when they counter you with not living up to the "Christian values" that the Jews say you should have.

Fuck off kike.

CCanuck's picture

Ei Vaquero, terrorists are getting in, as well as a shitload of patsies.
None of this is by mistake. There will be more "islamic terrorism" in North America, you can bet the farm on it!


booboo's picture

I worry more about the reprisal against my family when I have to cut one of their fucking dicks off and shove it in their mouth.

Skiprrrdog's picture

I think that guy works at 7-11 near my house...

Two-bits's picture

680k from Muslim countries. 

Quick math, if one tenth of one percent of those Greencards went to extremists, that is over 13 for every state and a couple extra for an internal shock and awe campaign.

The damage has been done already.

nmewn's picture


Just one.

Lynx Dogood's picture

Hang them! Moral will improve until they are all dead due to stupidity!

pound the vix's picture

Shocker, the Community organizer-in-chief has created a community of Terrorist

nmewn's picture

Well, at least they have the non-vetted, unconfirmed fake name tied to them and know exactly where they are because they said they would be there if there were any further questions...so they can track them down instantly!


Two-bits's picture

How many Walmarts are going to transition into immigration shelters. Seems like a constant influx of new workers for the company store.

espirit's picture

Wisdom teeth tell the age.

Winston Churchill's picture

Never look a gift muslim in the mouth.

Old Chicago proverb.

TwelveOhOne's picture

I know Homer (Simpson) popularized it, but as I've returned to Scripture in the past year or so, I've learned that there actually is a tribe called "Jebusites" which most likely refers to someone named "Jebus" who started it.

The more you know... :)

shovelhead's picture

A relative of (((Krusty the Clown)))?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

You just can't trust a Democrat House Nuggat.

SoDamnMad's picture

Remind the terrorists where the former POTUS lives and that in the 8 years in office he was constantly at war with the ME.  Let him and his family be prime targets. Get the female SS agent from Colorado shifted to wherever he lives to take the first bullet for Obama.

TemporarySecurity's picture

Curious if this makes any television news. My bet nobody but a few websites will see it.

Tachyon5321's picture

That is why Trump "Fired" everyone at the State Department.

mofreedom's picture

That there them goned was pretty awesome.

Drain the swamp.

Edmond Dante's picture

Well. I hope they go back and review every one they didnt properly vett. 

groaner's picture
groaner (not verified) Jan 27, 2017 6:30 PM

How about getting all the traitors out of the government who have dual citizenships and who have no loyalty to this country.. Yeah, you know who they are.

rct786's picture

Don't let potential terrorists into the country.  Common sense = done.  Next item..

SmittyinLA's picture

Terrorist vetting waivers were issued by the US AG and Attorney general - since 2008 https://wikileaks.org/wiki/CRS:_Immigration:_Terrorist_Grounds_for_Exclu...

The DHS may have lapsed but what about intentional waivers?

U4 eee aaa's picture

All those approvals should have a signature on them should they not? Follow the paper trail and maybe reconsider that torture stance.

Dilluminati's picture

How do you fail a polygraph and get the position?


Pure Evil's picture

You promise to Obama's fisting buddy.

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

The same way you don't pay taxes for years and then become treasury secretary. You worship satan and belong in the satan worship club.

StreetObserver's picture

All "Refugees" get

food stamps for life.

low income housing assistance,

Small Business Administration loans,

Low income Energy Assitance loans,


Job placement,

And if you aren't furious enough,

SSI for life.

Make sure and tell that to all the homeless vets that you meet.

President Trump, THANK YOU for the dizzying progress you are making. Now, can you stop all refugees from entering the U.S. unless they are sponsored by charities and cost the taxpayers nothing and for the sake of diversity are Christians and from a new demographic, for example, white farmers fleeing racial persecution in South Africa and Zimbabwe, or whatever the new shithole name is?

Dilluminati's picture

They need to go home.

I'd be hard pressed if put on a jury to convict if someone used force to vevict these people from their community.

I'd tell em, don't sit me on that jury.  Or pass aout 11 snicker bars


MisterMousePotato's picture

" ... unless they are sponsored by charities ... " that don't receive, directly or indirectly, a single fucking penny from government. Ours or any others. Or any other foriegn support.