Subcommittee Hearing: Admitting Syrian Refugees: The Intelligence Void and the Emerging Homeland Security Threat

June 24, 2015 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

This hearing will review the potential threat posed by terrorists exploiting refugee resettlement programs, the challenge of gathering sufficient information to vet them, and what additional risk mitigation measures can be implemented to improve the ability to detect refugee applicants of concern.

Opening Statements

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Subcommittee Chairman 
Opening Statement [PDF]

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Dr. Seth Jones
International Security and Defense Policy Center
RAND Corporation
Witness Statement [PDF]

Mr. Thomas Fuentes
FBI Assistant Director (Retired)

Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Senior Fellow
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Witness Statement [PDF]