FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

ISIS Terrorists Tried to Enter the US as Refugees

They hypothetical is a reality.

Islamic State terrorists have tried to pose as refugees in order to gain admittance to the U.S., Department of State spokesman John Kirby admitted Wednesday.

“I wouldn’t debate the fact that there’s the potential for ISIS terrorists to try to insert themselves,” Kirby said on Fox News. “And we’ve seen that in some of the refugee camps in Jordan and in Turkey, where they try to insert themselves into the population.”

Conservatives have been mocked for a year over this claim. But we have seen it happen in Europe. After it happened in Europe, the leftwing mocking got even louder. The denunciations of racism became more bold. But it did not stop it from becoming true.

More than 850 people were erroneously given citizenship by the Department of Homeland Security. We think we have been lucky that we have weeded out the ISIS terrorists trying to come in as refugees. But we screwed up the citizenship process. How can we be sure we did not screw up the refugee process?

I’m not opposed to bringing in legitimate refugees. But I have no faith in the government right now to get the program right. They seem more concerned with advancing an agenda than protecting American citizens, which is the chief function of government.

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