Is the Obama administration hiding the number of immigrants and refugees connected to terror plots in America? The Washington Free Beacon says the answer is a clear yes.
Following the discovery of a terrorist cell in Texas allegedly operated by an Iraqi who entered the United States as a refugee, the Washington Free Beacon has learned of an additional 41 individuals who have been implicated in terrorist plots in the United States since 2014, bringing the total number of terrorists discovered since that time to 113, according to information provided by Congressional sources.
Since August, however, the Obama administration has stonewalled Congressional efforts to obtain more detailed immigration histories of these individuals, prompting frustration on Capitol Hill and accusation that the administration is covering up these histories to avoid exposing flaws in the U.S. screening process.
The report from The Free Beacon comes as two Iraqi-born men have been charged in separate incidents on terror related charges. CNN reports that the two men are both Palestinians, born in Iraq but living in the US:
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, of Houston, is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, of Sacramento is charged with making a false statement involving international terrorism.
The cases come as debate rages over whether Syrian refugees could pose a security risk to the United States. President Barack Obama has pledged to bring over thousands of Syrian refugees despite widespread resistance to the idea.