US Government Lost Track of 9,500 Migrants with Links to Terrorism
Last week President Trump issued a temporary ban on refugees from terrorist hot spots including: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.
In the first weekend federal agents stopped 109 refugees and delayed their entry into the United States.
Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
Democrats held numerous protests across the US over the temporary refugee ban.
The House Oversight Committee held a hearing about the vetting process for refugees entering the United States from terrorism hot spots.
During the hearing, officials from the State Department and Homeland Security were asked about the location of 9,500 individuals who have been stripped of their U.S. visas because of links to terrorism. They had no idea and could not say if these individuals were still in the U.S.
“The Department [State] has revoked approximately 122,000 visas for a variety of reasons including nearly 9500 with links to terrorism. Of the 122,000 revoked visas, how many of those people are still in the United States?” Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked Department of State Assistant Secretary Michele Bond.
“I don’t know,” she responded.
“Homeland Security, how many revoked visas are still in the United States of America,” Chaffetz asked DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin.
“Mr. Chairman, I don’t have that,” he responded.
According to a 2014 report from ABC News, the federal government has lost track of 6,000 foreign nationals who have overstayed their student visas.