A new report released from the Center for Immigration Studies indicated that hundreds of potential terrorists entered the United States using immigration loopholes under the Obama administration.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Thousands of illegal immigrants, including 698 potential terrorists, have used a policy loophole to enter the United States and win temporary residency status, giving them the right to get a job and likely stay indefinitely, according to a new report.
Unlike the typical path followed by illegals and refugees, those cited in a new Center for Immigration Studies report claimed “credible fear” of persecution back home, speeding them to the front of the immigration line where they received scant vetting and avoided rules barring terrorist suspects.
“Information disclosed to Congress indicates that 299 aliens to whom the terrorism bar to asylum eligibility may apply were found to have a credible fear in the first four months of FY 2015, and that 399 aliens to whom the terrorism bar to asylum eligibility may apply were found to have a credible fear in FY 2014,” said the report written by former immigration judge Andrew R. Arthur.
“While the nature and circumstances of those terrorism allegations are not clear, these facts,” he added, “raise additional concerns that other individuals who have connections to terrorist activity or organizations have attempted to seek asylum through the credible-fear process.”