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About those thoroughly vetted refugees...


LA TimesFederal agents are reinvestigating the backgrounds of dozens of Syrian refugees already in the United States after discovering a lapse in vetting that allowed some who had potentially negative information in their files to enter the country, two U.S. law enforcement officials said.

Agents have not concluded that any of the refugees should have been rejected for entry, but the apparent glitch — which was discovered in late 2015 and corrected last year — prevented U.S. officials who conducted background checks on the refugees from learning about possible “derogatory” information about them, the two officials said. At a minimum, the intelligence would have triggered further investigation that could have led some asylum applications to be rejected.

Yes, Trump has frozen the refugee program. That's good. But it turns out that the refugees previously admitted under Obama were not quite as thoroughly vetted as they could have been.

This entry was published Fri Jan 27 10:04:09 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-01-27 10:04:09.0. [Tweet]

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