Vetting Refugees

Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2013 told the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago at their Vanguard Luncheon that Jordan, which was (and still is) in its crisis of handling refugees from the Syrian civil war, that had no hope of effectively understanding who those refugees were and which among them actually were jihadist terrorists.

[Jordan has] hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees.

But she wants to increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the US by some 500%, even though our own ability to vet them is no better than Jordan’s: the initial data on these folks just doesn’t exist.

This is something Clinton either has not thought through, or she doesn’t care and is just saying sweet words in order to garner votes.

With her words, though, Clinton did echo Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for “extreme vetting” of those we let into the US from terrorist-held territory and from terrorist-supporting nations:

We also have to be vigilant in screening and vetting refugees from Syria, guided by the best judgment of our security and diplomatic professionals.

Can we trust her?

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