On Monday, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee cited evidence by intelligence officials determining that ISIS has targeted President Obama's refugee program to enter the United States.
"ISIS members in Syria have attempted to exploit it to get into the United States," stated Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) "The U.S. government has information to indicate that individuals tied to terrorist groups in Syria have already attempted to gain access to our country through the U.S. refugee program.”
McCaul was sparse on the details, citing "elements of the intelligence community" as his source. According to the House Homeland Security leader, the intel came from a closed door briefing, rather than senior Obama-orchestrated intelligence officials. “That was very courageous for them to come forward with this, to tell me about this personally, given the political debate on the Hill."
This game-changing leak may change the contours of the immigration and refugee debate in Washington. According to The Hill, "the disclosure could add ammunition to critics of the White House’s refugee plans who have warned that the program is vulnerable to infiltration by adherents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."
Public opinion is beginning to shift on the absorption of Muslim refugees, and this be the straw that broke the camel's back. Already, nearly half of the nation's country has rejected the Obama administration's refugee program, insisting that it irreparably harms America's national security.