Grassley: Administration wants 10,000 more Syrian refugees

Chuck Grassley Weekly Address 4From Press Release


U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA 6) made the following statement after Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States would accept 10,000 additional Syrian refugees on top of the 75,000 worldwide refugees the Secretary announced after a consultation, as required by law, between Kerry and leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to discuss the proposed annual number of refugees the Obama administration planned to admit into the United States.

“ISIS and other terrorist groups have made it abundantly clear that they will use the refugee crisis to try to enter the United States.  Now, the Obama administration wants to bring in an additional ten thousand Syrians without a concrete and foolproof plan to ensure that terrorists won’t be able to enter the country.

“The administration has essentially given the American people a ‘trust me.’  That isn’t good enough.”