Canada's Fast-Track Refugee Plan: Unanswered Questions and Implications for U.S. National Security, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 3, 2016   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is February 3, 2016 hearing on "Canada's Fast-Track Refugee Plan: Unanswered Questions and Implications for U.S. National Security," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement Ron Johnson: "Now, this was a plot in the Masonic Temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Further in the complaint, Mr. Hamzeh says that he would be 100 percent happy if he is able to slaughter 30 human beings. So, the purpose of this hearing is to take a look at the potential threat. We have had 13 hearings on border security here in terms of our Southern and our Northern Borders as well as our maritime border. I think that the conclusion-and I think that most of the Committee Members would agree with me-is that our borders are not secure. You take a look at the danger-the risk. I mean, obviously, we have far more illegal crossings on our Southern Border. Canada, generally, is not a threat. I go fishing up there. You have great walleyes. I mean, I love Canadians. We have a very special relationship with Canada. As a result, we have a pretty unsecured border with Canada. It has just never really represented much of a threat. Islamic terror represents a threat. This is real. It is growing. This is a legitimate concern. We are all compassionate. We want to solve these problems. But, we also have to, I think, recognize our responsibility, which is doing everything that we can to keep our Nation safe and secure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Guidy Mamann, David B. Harris, Dean Mandel, and Laura Dawson.

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S. Hrg. 114-599; Senate Hearing 114-599
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