Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration through U.S. Refugee and Visa Programs

February 3, 2016 10:00 AM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our nation’s visa and refugee process as a means to gain access to the country. From 9/11 to San Bernardino and the recent case of Iraqi refugees in Houston and California, it is clear that government officials must do more to prevent terrorists from exploiting American hospitality. This hearing will explore ways to further strengthen visa and refugee security.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
Opening Statement

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The Honorable Francis X. Taylor
Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement

The Honorable León Rodríguez
U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement

Mr. Lev J. Kubiak
Assistant Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement

The Honorable Michele Thoren Bond
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Witness Statement

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