A follow-up of note to an earlier post on Iraqi refugees arrested in Kentucky, comes news that Senator Rand Paul:
has secured a hearing through the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee to address concerns about visas and political asylum following the arrest of two Iraqi refugees on terrorism charges last month in Bowling Green. BG Daily News June 25, 2011…
“So my question is, ‘Was someone asleep at the switch here?’ ” Paul said earlier this month about the men successfully gaining refugee status.
“Is it happening because we’re spending time searching millions of innocent Americans and wasting time on that and not doing a thorough job on those who are coming from these Middle Eastern countries, who I think need to be thoroughly vetted before they enter our country?” Paul asked.
The hearings are scheduled for July 13. Senator McConnell’s call to send them over to Gitmo, and keep the refugee racket going for his supporters looks like the misdirect it is, in light of Paul’s reaction.