Even as French authorities conduct a nationwide manhunt for an eighth suspect in the coordinated Islamic terror attacks in Paris on Friday night and unleash bombing attacks on ISIS strongholds, refugees from Syria are being resettled in ever-increasing numbers within the United States. What strange timing. Stranger still, there is something very odd about the composition of the refugees, it's mainly males, aged 18-30.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes claims the government vets Syrian refugees carefully to weed out any terrorists who may be hiding among them posing as legitimate asylum-seekers.

“We have very extensive screening procedures for all Syrian refugees who come to the United State. There is a very careful vetting process that includes our intelligence community, our Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security.”

But not everyone is confident about the vetting process.

In October, FBI director James Comey told the House Homeland Security Committee that the federal government does not have the ability to conduct thorough background checks on all of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that the Obama administration is planning to bring to the U.S.

Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of that committee said “We (Congress) don't want to be complicit in a program that could bring terrorists into the U.S.”

Representative Peter King (R-NY), a member of the committee, said “the administration is rolling the dice. We don’t know who these people are.”

King believes President Obama suspend the refugee program “unless they can show 100 percent that a person is not involved with ISIS.”

A Syrian passport was found near one of the dead terrorists in Paris and Greece was able to confirm that the holder was one of the hundreds of thousands who enter the continent at the Aegean island of Leros.

The passport holder entered at Leros on October 3 and entered Serbia four days later.

CNN reported that the suicide bomber at the Stade de France stadium held an emergency passport issued in Greece.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination acknowledged that terrorists might be hiding among innocent refugees.

“You can have 1,000 people come in, and 999 of them are just poor people fleeing oppression and violence, but one of them is an ISIS fighter. If that’s the case, you have a problem, and there is no way to vet that out.”

The first 10,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in New Orleans, flown to the U.S. by the International Organization for Migration at the expense of the State Department.

After vetting, the refugees are resettled in cities throughout the country in places where they have access to State Department support for three months. Following that, they have access to aid through the Department of Health and Human Services.

Although the State Department has not revealed the expense of resettling the Syrian refugees, it spent over $1 billion on its resettlement program last year.

Anti-terrorism expert and former head of the FBI in New Orleans, Jim Bernazzani, agreed that the president’s program offers terrorists the opportunity to hide among legitimate refugees to gain access to the U.S.

“If I was in charge of ISIL, logistically I’d take advantage of this situation and put my people in.”



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