The Syrian refugee crisis leaves the United States to expect thousands of refugee admissions, yet the concern about lack of intelligence and security causes the U.S. government to question potential refugee connections to rising terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria.
As millions of Syrian citizens are displaced from their homes, the reality of the refugee crisis is high on the United States' radar. This hearing identifies the impact of the refugee crisis on the security of the U.S. refugee admissions program through multiple testimonies that reveal both the advantages and disadvantages of admitting refugees from the Middle East.
This hearing covers Canada's plan to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees and the implications of this plan relating to U.S. national security. Testimonies include perspectives that are both supportive and skeptical about the security of the high admission of refugees.