Published November 24, 2015 by News9
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson detailed refugee vetting procedures in a four-and-a-half page long letter to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.
Gov. Fallin, along with 30 other Republican governors, urged President Barack Obama to suspend accepting any Syrian refugees to the U.S. because the U.S. can’t vet them properly to make sure they’re not affiliated with terror groups.
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In response to Gov. Fallin’s request, Kerry and Johnson detailed refugee vetting procedures in a letter, stating that the security vetting is, “extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive.”
The letter stated the security vetting is the most robust screening process for any category of individuals seeking admission into the U.S. The process is multi-layered and intensive, involving multiple law enforcement, national security, and intelligence agencies across the Federal Government, according to the letter.
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