The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said, “Make no mistake; we are a nation at war.”
Syrian refugees linked with terror have tried to enter the United States, according to U.S. intelligence officials quoted by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul.
He said in a national security speech that the National Counterterrorism Center sent him an unclassified letter that in effect stated:
Individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempt[ed] to gain entry into the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program.
Previously, officials have said only that terrorist groups have wanted to exploit the refugee program into the United States.
The report that they actually have tried severely damages President Barack Obama’s campaign to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees. More than half of U.S. governors have said they will not cooperate with the program.
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