When Obama began bringing countless
terrorists refugees into the country, we were promised that vigorous vetting would take place. You can file that with keeping your own doctor, too. The Ohio State terrorist Abdul Razak Ali Artan was admitted into the United States without any additional vetting despite the fact they knew he was a risk. Artan came to the United States with his mother and six of his siblings. In her application, his mother claimed that the father had been kidnapped and she was afraid her children would be recruited by al-Shabaab, an affiliate of Al Qaeda.
Of course there is no proof that the father was kidnapped and nowhere in the application is it listed why an older brother was not coming with his family. That would seem like questions I would want answers to before letting them enter. Those questions were never asked.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking those questions now.
“According to sources, Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a lawful permanent resident who originally came to the United States from Mogadishu, Somalia after spending time in a Pakastani refugee camp with his mother, Fatima Abdullahi, and six siblings,” Grassley’s letter reads.
“According to records obtained by the Committee, the mother sought asylum in 2013 for herself and seven of her eight children because she feared persecution from ‘Militia and Al-Shabaab.’ She also indicated that her husband was kidnapped, and that her children would be kidnapped and recruited by Al-Shabaab if they remained in Somalia.”
“This information should have caused the asylum officer to conduct additional questioning of the older children to better understand ties to a group that the United States designated as a foreign terrorist organization in 2008. Further questioning could have eliminated the possibility that the asylees had dubious ties to the terrorist group and could have allowed for more robust vetting and data collection. However, although common practice in these cases, no additional questioning was conducted.”
Additionally, a press release from Grassley’s office states, “government forms used in the 2013 vetting interview appear to be from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which was replaced by the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. It’s unclear whether the forms used in the interview excluded certain fields that may have been required in the 2013 version of the forms, leading to an incomplete review.”