Immigration: Despite the FBI busting a slate of Syrian refugees with links to ISIS — including one last month living in California — the White House is quietly pushing for an increase in the number of refugees from the ISIS hotspot.
It’s as if San Bernardino and Paris never happened.
The case of the California suspect, Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Syria, shows how vulnerable to terrorism the refugee program leaves the nation. The 23-year-old Sacramento college student was nabbed training with ISIS in Syria and then lying about it to authorities. He faces up to eight years in prison if convicted.
The FBI charged that al-Jayab conspired with another refugee — Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, an Iraqi-born refugee living in Houston — to get weapons training in ISIS-controlled Syria.
President Obama insists the screening process for Muslim refugees is sound. But the arrest of al-Jayab and others who never turned up in terrorist databases raises fresh doubts.