Liberals in politics and media have mocked Trump’s idea of extreme vetting but it doesn’t look like the Obama administration is doing any vetting at all. Are we crazy?
The Washington Examiner reports:
Obama’s immigrant vetting doesn’t ask if they’re ISIS, al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood
A new analysis of how the United States “vets” immigrants reveals that written visa and citizenship surveys ask if applicants are World War II Nazi veterans or sympathizers, but not members of ISIS, al Qaeda or other Islamic terror groups at war with America.
While State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service branch of the Department of Homeland Security do ask if immigrants have been involved in terrorism, the most well known of over a dozen terrorist groups aren’t listed in applications, according to the analysis from homeland security expert Mark A. Sauter.
He said that federal officials told him that the questions about terror group involvement are required by federal law, meaning that congressional action is needed to include modern-day threats in the written questions.
However, detailed written questions are asked about Nazi cooperation, as are questions about whether applicants are drunks, polygamists, or Communists. One survey does single out Colombian terror organizations in the written questions, though they have never attacked inside the U.S.
This makes no sense and puts American lives at risk.
Once again, Trump is right.