Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said he’s “concerned” Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has tripled the number of Syrian refugees allowed in the country, putting at risk the United States for potential terrorists to cross the border.
He was asked by John Catsimatidis, host of “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York, if he was “concerned” about the situation. And Johnson’s reply?
“Of course, with [Trudea’s] announced plan of basically tripling the number of refugees to bring in,” he said, Breitbart reported. “And on average, prior to this program, it would take about 62 months for Canada to properly vet a refugee. Now they’re going to triple the number they’re going to let in, and they’re going to do it in less than 12 months. So yeah, I’m a little concerned that maybe Islamic terrorists could infiltrate that flow of refugees and then come across that very porous northern border.”
WND presented an in-depth report earlier this month on the risk of Syrian refugees in Canada penetrating the northern U.S. border. The report, based on the testimony of experts to the Senate homeland security committee on Feb. 3, found that only 300 U.S. Border Patrol agents are on duty at any given time along the vast U.S.-Canadian border, which is the longest undefended international border in the world. That compares to more than 2,000 agents patrolling the much shorter border with Mexico.
Trudeau plans to admit 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada by March 1 and 50,000 by year’s end.
Johnson blamed President Obama for the “porous” borders, which he characterized as America’s biggest ongoing threat.
“Certainly our greatest threat really is what we call ‘special-interest aliens’ coming in from South and Central America coming through our porous southern border, but our northern border is probably more porous,” he said.
And on Obama, he spoke bluntly, saying: “The dangers we face in this world are growing. All of this is occurring because of President Obama’s feckless foreign policy,” Breitbart reported.