Multiple Immigration System Failures Undermine National Security

CAPS — CIA Director Brennan warns that ISIS is likely to exploit refugee flows, smuggling routes and legitimate methods of travel to attack the West

On June 16, John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, testified before a hearing conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the various threats and challenges that confront our nation, including threats posed by ISIS to the United States, our allies and countries around the world. C-SPAN posted a video of the hearing.

Fox News put immigration front and center.

Here is an important excerpt from Brennan’s prepared testimony:

“Since at least 2014, ISIL has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, resulting in hundreds of casualties. The most prominent examples are the attacks in Paris and Brussels, which we assess were directed by ISIL’s leadership.

“We judge that ISIL is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks. ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West. And the group is probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the West, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and legitimate methods of travel.”

Even as Brennan voiced his concerns about the multitude of ways that terrorists may infiltrate the U.S. and our Western allies, the administration continues to admit ever more refugees into the country who cannot be vetted effectively.

The scope and magnitude of the immigration crisis was not limited to Director Brennan’s worrying testimony.

On June 14, The Washington Times reported on a hearing conducted by the House Committee on Homeland Security on the topic, “Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security Risks Posed by Visa Overstays.”

Here is an excerpt from that Times article:

TEXAS PUNISHES FORMER IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY FOR PHONY ASYLUM CASES — BREITBART

CORPSES OF DEAD MIGRANTS PLAGUE RURAL TEXAS COUNTY — 90 MILES FROM BORDER — BREITBART

TRUMP BACKS AWAY FROM MASS DEPORTATIONS — WASHINGTON TIMES

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHUT DOWN ATLANTA HIGHWAY IN PROTEST TO STOP DEPORTATIONS — GWP

PANAMA ANNOUNCES ANOTHER ILLEGAL-ALIEN AMNESTY — CIS

ILLEGAL ALIEN WHO LED SLAVE RING AT OHIO FARM SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS — FNL

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