State Department spokesperson John Kirby admitted that ISIS terrorists are attempting to disguise themselves as Syrian refugees in order to enter the United States during a television appearance on Wednesday. He went on to admit that, while strict or “tough”, the vetting process that weeds these terrorists out isn’t perfect.
Kirby said while discussing the issue on Fox and Friends:
“I wouldn’t debate the fact that there’s the potential for ISIS terrorists to try to insert themselves, and we see that in some of the refugee camps in Jordan and in Turkey, where they try to insert themselves into the population,”
Listen to Kirby’s admission in his own words in the videos below:
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The vetting process has come under increased scrutiny after president Obama announced plans to increase the number of refugees accepted from the Middle East. Kirby states that they plan to admit as many as 85,000 refugees this year alone, a number that is expected to increase in 2017 despite protests from Republican lawmakers.