Following the 2009 discovery of “two Al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living in Bowling Green, KY,” FBI agents investigated and now believe “several dozen suspected terrorist bomb makers” may have been allowed in the U.S. as “war refugees.”
According to ABC News, House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) is worried that the number of bomb makers in the U.S. may exceed current FBI estimates.
McCaul stresses that “these are trained terrorists in the art of bomb making that are inside the United States.” He said the from “a homeland security perspective,” it is “really [concerning].”
Because of the 2009 discovery of the terrorists in Bowling Green, DHS put a six month hold on allowing Iraqi refugees into the country in 2011. This brought the number of Iraqi refugees entering to the U.S. to “fewer than 10,000 for 2011,” which is about “half the number from the year before.”
ABC News reports that “most of the more than 70,000 Iraqi war refugees living in the U.S. are law-abiding immigrants,” according to “state and federal officials.”
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