During an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday, Spokesman for the State Department, John Kirby essentially said the government’s vetting process for Syrian refugees will jeopardize national security.
“They are going through a very serious inter-agency vetting process, the most that any refugee goes through. Is it perfect? Can it be perfect? Can it be foolproof?” Kirby conceded. “Well, probably not, no.”
Kirby defended the process but said it could potentially make mistakes because it is difficult for government agencies to accurately vet each person entering the country since there is a lack of records on people coming from war-torn countries.
Kirby said the large majority of refugees being accepted into the United States are women and children.
“First of all, they’re only the most vulnerable individuals. Eight out of 10 of the more than 10,000 Syrian refugees that we’ve admitted to the country are women and children,” Kirby said. “And of the men that make up the remainder, most of them are connected to families.”
An un-perfect system allows for potential terrorists to slip through the cracks and put the security of Americans at risk.
See Kirby’s interview HERE