As news breaks today of the ISIS terrorists responsible for the attack in Paris having easy access to fraudulent passports and possibly having infiltrated the Syrian refugee program, a Congressman from Texas is calling on Congress to stop Syrians from entering America.
“I am urging the President to put a halt to admitting Syrian refugees until the Department of Homeland Security can ensure the safety of Americans. Further, I am looking at all options available to Congress to stop this program, including the possibility of using the appropriations process to defund the attempts to bring Syrian refugees into this country,” U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, said in a statement. “While it is important to balance humanitarian concerns with national security concerns, we must first protect American lives.”
Farenthold is a cosponsor of H.R. 3314, the Resettlement Accountability National security Act of 2015 which would halt the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to admit refugees until Congress voted affirmatively to once again admit refugees. The bill has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.