“Between 2009 and 2014, the United States awarded green cards to approximately 832,000 individuals from Muslim-majority countries, including 3,887 Syrian refugees in 2016, of whom only 23 were not Muslim.”
Obama himself snubbed Senators Sessions and Cruz when they pleaded with him to follow the law. Obama sided with those who prefer “Sharia.”
“Nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, ‘It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed.'”
Maybe if the title of the “Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol” was changed to, “What to do when you think the guy you are interviewing might be a terrorist,” it might get followed more often.
I wouldn’t bet on it though. The Obama administration deliberately hid non-citizen criminals from screening as terrorists and progressively defiant “sanctuary” policies are devoted to continuing the practice.
The IG reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is being intentionally thwarted from doing their job of protecting the nation from terrorists.
According to the audit, their hands are tied by sanctuary lawlessness. ICE can only screen potential terrorists when they are in detention, not when they are wandering around loose.
The latest figures, through June of 2017, show only “1.4 percent of all immigrants actively monitored by ICE and Immigration Enforcement and Removal Operations were currently in custody.”
A shocking 98.6 percent are not “subject to KSTEP screening for connections to known or suspected terrorists.”
Sanctuary states and cities refuse to follow the rules designed to bring together “a myriad of law enforcement and intelligence agencies” designed specifically to weed out and prosecute “aliens who are known or suspected terrorists.”
“Some law enforcement agencies will not honor ICE immigration detainer requests.” That means the Enforcement and Removal Operations unit (ERO) are unable to haul the criminal alien suspect in for KSTEP screening.
In the span of just over three years, between January of 2014 and May of 2017, “approximately 675 jurisdictions nationwide refused to honor more than 29,269 ICE immigration detainer requests.”
ICE is on the lookout for terrorists because they know for a fact that they are out there, hidden in with all the refugees and migrant workers.
One thing that the audit revealed is that from a random sampling of case files from 40 detained immigrants, already positively identified as known or suspected of being terrorists, “all had at least one instance of noncompliance with KSTEP policy.”
Specifically, what that means is that local law enforcement didn’t properly perform background checks. Most of the time they didn’t bother even trying.
Sanctuary city cops simply don’t know or care if an alien may be a terrorist or not. They wouldn’t turn them over to ICE either way.
When left-leaning law enforcement agencies “decline” to call ICE to make a pick-up, they let a “removable criminal alien” loose on the streets, putting the public at risk.
ERO still needs to round them up, but now it takes time to track them down and pry them out of their hiding hole, often at risk to personnel.
In June of 2016, then-Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) teamed up with fellow Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to write Obama a letter.
The pair slammed the “critical weaknesses in U.S. interior security.” At least three times, they said, Obama refused to “provide details on the immigration histories of terrorists convicted in the United States.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee has a subcommittee which both Senators were a member of, titled “Immigration and the National Interest.”
The panel “revealed that between September 2001 and December 2014, 580 people were convicted of terrorism in the United States.” Most were foreign-born.
The letter cites cases like a Seattle man who planned to attack a military base, an Atlantic City man’s “Revolution Muslim” website that called for confronting U.S. Jewish leaders “at their homes,” and a refugee from Iraq who traveled to Syria, wanting to “take up arms.”
“These data make clear that the United States not only lacks the ability to properly screen individuals prior to their arrival but also that our nation has an unprecedented assimilation problem.”
The assimilation problem they were referring to in the letter was “Sharia” law.
A poll was making headlines at the time the letter went out showing results of a survey done by the Center for Security Policy. It showed “at least 300,000 U.S. Muslims” believed “they should not be subject to the laws of the United States.”
According to Sessions, the Obama administration refused “to give out the information necessary to establish a sound policy that protects Americans from terrorists.” States like California and cities like Chicago are carrying on the Obama legacy.