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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul.

Syrian refugees linked with terror have tried to enter the United States, according to U.S. intelligence officials quoted by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul.

He said in a national security speech that the National Counterterrorism Center sent him an unclassified letter that in effect stated:

Individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempt[ed] to gain entry into the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program.


Previously, officials have said only that terrorist groups have wanted to exploit the refugee program into the United States.

The report that they actually have tried severely damages President Barack Obama’s campaign to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees. More than half of U.S. governors have said they will not cooperate with the program.

Rep. McCaul a Texas Republican, also said:

Make no mistake: we are a nation at war. Fourteen years after 9/11, the fight against Islamist terror rages on, and our adversaries have opened up new battlegrounds across the world. Our own city streets are now the front lines.

His words were worlds away from those of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on Sunday that tried to calm, everyone down but offered no specifics.


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


  1. What gives you the impression that people "want" people from the Mideast to come to the US? It is a question of moral obligation. (Errr…. Go take a look at the Statue of LIberty if you've never done so.) What if you were unfortunate enough to be born and raised in Syria and were looking for a safe place to go, and heard that the US has become a xenophobic society?

  2. Alan Kardon Looks like you and Tony (below) are the only ones that responded to the questions. Mark is the type of person that i was refering to; he justifies their comming here.
    I don't get it; they can't stay and fight ISIS, but they want to come here and have us fight ISIS. And if ISIS comes here in great numbers, where do we go to get away from them ???
    Ben Carson has the answer, but no one is listening; keep them in the Mideast until they can return home and build their ability to fight ISIS.

  3. Raphaël van de Kamp Obviously you don't comprehend what John H. is trying to say.
    We need more evidence from you that "Jewish refugees" had Nazis among them.
    For one thing, in those days, people were more easily identified and the Nazi were not taught how to be passive-aggressive (hide your true self until you get your enemy to trust you then kill them). They may have been spies, but nothing like ISIS.

  4. Bill Fortune that was bsolutely a contention for European countries and America to keep Jews out.

    And yes, it certainly happened. They were trained exactly as you fear ISIS is doing.

    Read history books, not school text books.

    Further more, they're refugees. If you have a problem with it, take it up with the Geneva Conventions and have them rewrite it to address your concerns that were written in response to the same actions that ISIS is taking modeled after the Nazis genocide of Jews, Poles, and communists.

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