USCRI submitted a statement for the record to the House Homeland Security Committee for its “Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration Through U.S. Refugee and Visa Programs” hearing. The statement supports and provides information on the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
USCRI understands the consequences of terrorist acts because we have seen them firsthand in our work with refugees fleeing terrorist persecution. It is important to remember that those who have sought refuge in Europe and the Middle East are also the victims of the brutal actions of ISIS. USCRI shares the Committee’s interest in maintaining the security of the refugee program as our network of agencies and staff work with refugees every day. However, given the current vetting system for refugees referred to the United States for resettlement, we firmly believe that the program can continue without risking our national security.
Read the full statement here.