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DHS Memo Acknowledges the Fact that Refugee Fraud is Happening

If you read many of my articles concerning refugees, you would get the idea that I am anti-immigration.  You could get the idea that I think we should wall everyone out of the country or that I am a Xenophobe.  But this is not true at all.

I believe that this country is a country of immigrants and we should continue to accept immigrants of all nationalities and religions.  I believe that Christians have the truth and will win the culture war (when they actually start realizing they are supposed to be fighting to win) because truth always wins out.

My problem is the situation we have with the current administration and us losing the war on terror.  Syria is a hotbed of terrorist activity.  And while we have found it nearly impossible to vet the refugees, we continue to allow them to come here.

And now the truth has been revealed.

The Washington Post reports

Refugee fraud is “easy to commit” and much tougher to detect, Homeland Security officials acknowledged in an internal memo made public by members of Congress Thursday that challenges the department’s own assurances as it seeks to increase the number of refugees from dangerous countries.

The U.S. has relaxed requirements for refugees to prove they are who they say they are, and at times may rely solely on testimony. That makes it easier for bogus applicants to conspire to get approved, according to the department memo, which was obtained by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.

“Refugee fraud is easy to commit, yet not easy to investigate,” the undated memo says.

The memo said there are clear instances where “bad actors … have exploited this program,” gaining a foothold in the U.S. through bogus refugee claims.

Now, this is not a call for a shutting out of all refugees.  Rather what is needed is a serious attempt to keep out the terrorist.  To do otherwise looks like suicide.

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