Ted Cruz Gets Obama DHS to Admit Refugees Allowed in U.S. On Word Alone

During a Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz grilled an Obama Regime DHS official until he admitted that refugees allowed into America from terror-laden countries are sometimes allowed into the United States by simply trusting the word of the refugee without any other documentation when “vetted.”

Quoting from an internal Obama Regime memo out loud for the world to hear, Cruz reveals (emphasis added) that the DHS knows the vetting process is full of Swiss cheese:

“ISIS refugee programs particularly vulnerable to fraud due to loose evidentiary requirements where at times the testimony of an applicant alone is sufficient for approval. As a result, a range of bad actors who use manufactured histories, biographies, and other false statements, as well as produce and submit facetious supporting documentation, have exploited this program.”

Cruz continued reading from the memo, reading a portion that says refugees even receive a government-issued document that contains the biographic that the refugee supplied, which can then be used to obtain a driver’s license (motor-voter anybody?).

Ted Cruz called the process described in the memo a “recipe for fraud,” and asked León Rodríguez, the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, how we can be sure refugees aren’t terrorists:

“This strikes me as a recipe for fraud — that if we are allowing refugees to come in without supporting information, tell us who they claim to be and we’re letting them in, despite the fact that the director of the FBI [James Comey] has told us they cannot vet these refugees to make sure they’re not terrorists — how can we possibly be confident that the refugees coming in are not, in fact, terrorists seeking to murder innocent Americans?”

Amazingly, León Rodríguez answered by attacking the credibility of the person who wrote the memo Cruz read from, saying the author “did not do the homework to learn about our process.”

“That document was written by somebody who did not take the time to familiarize themselves with our program,” Rodríguez fired back, saying that he disagreed with the words written in the memo when pressed by Cruz.

But Ted Cruz was going to have nothing of this attempt to deflect.

“So is it true or false that the testimony of the applicant alone can be sufficient for approval?” Cruz further pressed.

Stuttering and stammering, Rodríguez answered that “it depends on the case,” but that there is usually some kind of documentation, giving Cruz as evidence the “piles of documents” you can see at a refugee settlement center.

Cruz wasn’t going to let that stand either.

“Mr. Rodríguez, it’s a simple question…I would just like to get an answer to this question: Is it true or false that the testimony of the applicant alone can be sufficient for approval?” Cruz asked.

Needless to say, Cruz finally gets León Rodríguez to admit that the verbal testimony alone can get a refugee into America.

In the video below, you’ll see Ted Cruz grilling León Rodríguez for three minutes, followed by Senator Jeff Sessions scolding Rodríguez for wasting so much time to answer Cruz’s very simple question.

Senator Sessions also said he agreed with Senator Cruz that the administration has a “willful blindness” about radical Islamic terrorism.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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