The Gorka Briefing, by Dr. Sebastian Gorka. Dec. 19, 2015:
A recent hearing on the Hill where the govt has no idea the number people whose visas have been revoked or where they are was like watching an Abbott and Costello sketch. On Fox to talk about this.
TERRORIST TRAVEL: VETTING FOR NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS (House Oversight Committee)
- The Obama administration claims to have “very extensive screening procedures” in place, even though the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rejected a plan to review the social media accounts of visa applicants. Current plans to review social media remain in the “pilot” phase.
- For years, terrorists have used social media to promote their mission, recruit other terrorists, and plan attacks. DHS’ vetting process must evolve to stay one step ahead of those who pose a risk to national security.
- In FY 2013 and FY 2014, DHS has apprehended and released more than 66,000 criminal aliens back into the United States.
- Since 1996, Congress has required that an exit system be put in place to determine visa overstays. The biometric exit system has yet to be put in place, and DHS has failed to issue a mandated report to Congress on the number of overstays who remain in the U.S. in violation of the law.
- DHS and State Department officials were unable to report the number of immigrants who had their visas revoked but still remain in the United States.
The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday.
The admission, made at a House oversight hearing examining immigrant vetting in the wake of major terror attacks, drew a sharp rebuke from the committee chairman.
“You don’t have a clue do you?” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Bond initially said the U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,500 because of the threat of terrorism.
But Chaffetz quickly pried at that stat, pressing the witness about the present location of those individuals.
“I don’t know,” she said.
The startling admission came as members of the committee pressed administration officials on what safeguards are in place to reduce the risk from would-be extremists. . . . (read the rest)
- TAKING FAILURES OF THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO TASK (frontpagemag.com)
- For the Confused Media: A Dummy’s Guide to Immigration and Refugee Problems (familysecuritymatters.com)
Whistleblower: Islamic Groups Control Narrative Of American Law Enforcement (dailycaller.com) GinniThomas interview