Here is an amendment to S.744 that is probably sending the refugee industry into conniption-fits. They don’t want any more security screening that slows the flow of third-worlders into the US. If it fails to pass it will send yet another signal that S.744 will endanger our security.
And, you have to laugh because, should it pass, half the countries we are importing refugees from now would have to be on the list—Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Russia, former Soviet Union countries, even Burma (Rohingya Muslims).
Be sure to see our previous post here about Graham’s other amendment that is clearly in response to the Boston Marathon bomber brothers’ faux asylum claim.
Go here to see the list of all the amendments (hat tip: John). The list now has a notation about which have passed/failed or been withdrawn.
Here is Graham’s amendment #3:
Purpose: To require additional security screening for certain aliens.
Additional Security Screening
The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall establish and maintain a list of countries or regions that, in the Secretary’s opinion based upon information related to national security, represents a threat, or contains groups or organizations that represent a threat, to the national security of the United States.
Upon determining that any alien or alien dependent spouse or child is or was a citizen or long-term resident of any such country or region, the Secretary shall conduct an additional security screening to ensure that the alien or alien dependent spouse or child is not a member of or otherwise affiliated with any terrorist or similar group or otherwise presents a threat to the national security of the United States.
We will be watching!