White House spokesman Josh Earnest stressed Monday, “The president feels like the U.S. has a responsibility to do our part to try to provide relief for people fleeing that type of violence.” (Even if they are the people causing it?)
Washington Examiner Earnest said the screening process for Syrian refugees involves running their names through a wide variety of U.S. and international law enforcement, military and intelligence agency databases.
(Even though both the FBI & CIA Directors say it is impossible to screen these people because there are no databases of information on them)
“So I can understand why people are concerned about our national security — the president is concerned about our national security … That is why he has ensured that refugees admitted to the United States are subjected to all the screening,” he said.
The total number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this fiscal year has risen to roughly 6,700, according to several reports that cite the State Department.
After a slow start, the State Department hired more employees to provide screenings, and began admitting refugees at a more rapid clip this summer. Every single one of them will likely get flights, a furnished apartment, monthly cash, education, healthcare, job placement assistance and more. This all starts the day they arrive.
German authorities have said two Syrian refugees and one Afghan refugee are responsible for three attacks over the last week.