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But DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson is “concerned” about illegal aliens from the Middle East, so we’re all screwed, er, in good hands.

Via CNS News.

On Sept. 8, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector-general reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 individuals who were under deportation or removal orders.

On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress the actual number is “somewhere around” 750. But Johnson could not say how many of them were from countries known to be havens for terrorists.

“Were any of them from special interest countries?” Sen. Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, asked Johnson.

“Not off hand,” Johnson replied. “I — I can’t — I can’t give you that breakdown offhand. It is a — I suspect it is a knowable fact, which we can provide you.”

“Were any of them from Iran, Syria, or Libya?” Sasse asked Johnson.
“I’d have to check. I don’t know sitting here right now, sir,” the secretary responded.

“How — how would you not know that?” Sasse asked. “Why would that not be something that’s urgent to you to understand the categories under the 700–”

“Oh, yes. It’s a knowable fact,” Johnson repeated. “I can get you the information. Just sitting here right now, I don’t have the list in front of me. You know, I don’t want to be wrong.”

“Do you think any of them were terrorists?” Sasse asked.

“I have no basis to believe that any of them were terrorists or suspect terrorists,” Johnson said. “We’re going through the process now of investigating the cases….


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  1. Alain41 says:

    The man that the Gang of 8 would have been okay
    with verifying that the border was secure.

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