Congress Demands Answers to ISIS Infiltration of Southern Border

Several instances of Syrian nationals apprehended along the Southern Border have spurred Congress to demand answers from the Obama Administration about border security.

“Given ISIS’s avowed aim of attacking Americans on our own soil and its unconcealed plan to masquerade its terror operatives as Syrians fleeing their country, it is clear that any border apprehensions of putative Syrians presenting fraudulent identification documents is a matter of grave concern,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wrote in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson this week.isisboss

Obama wants to allow thousands of so-called “refugees” into the U.S. but grassroots resistance has slowed his scheme.  Many Syrian “refugees” have decided Obama’s porous border security and non-existent internal immigration law enforcement present an easy opportunity to gain a U.S. foothold.

“These incidents reflect a concerted effort by Syrians to evade inspection and illegally enter the United States,” the pair wrote. “Of course, these cases represent only those Syrians who were actually apprehended. Undoubtedly, others have evaded detection and succeeded in illegally entering the United States.”

Goodlatte and Grassley in their missive press the administration for more information about “Special Interest Aliens” who entered or attempted to enter the country at land, air, or sea borders from March 15, 2011 on from “entering or attempting to enter the United States at a land, air, or sea border on or after March 15, 2011. Such aliens include those from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.”

“Over the last week, Administration officials have consistently stated, including in testimony to Congress, that, ‘Applicants to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program are currently subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States,’” they wrote. “Such a fact makes it even more important to know whether Syrians apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. illegally have been allowed by this Administration to remain in the U.S. and have been provided immigration benefits.