A December 2015 video released by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) reveals just how the little the Obama administration knows about who is coming into our nation. While testifying in front of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Kelli Burriesci, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Screening Coordination, Office of Policy, Homeland Security, was unable to provide a wide variety of basic statistics concerning overstays from the visa waiver program, as well as who is entering the States through the Syrian refugee program.
(You can view the video of Ms. Burriesci’s testimony HERE)
North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) noted that the last time Congress was provided with accurate information on the number of people living in the United States with expired visas was in 1994. Ms. Burriesci responded to this by saying she believes Congress, “should receive the data as soon as it is available,” suggesting the DHS has no clue what those numbers actually are.
A frustrated Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) ended his questioning by summarizing the data the DHS was unable to provide the congressional subcommittee:
“Ms. Burriesci, I’ve asked you the number of American’s who’ve traveled to Syria, you don’t know. The number of Americans who may have traveled and returned, you don’t know. The number of Syrian refugees who’ve entered the country in the last year, you don’t know. The number of visa waiver program overstays, you don’t know. The number of visa waiver overstays who may have been to Syria before they came here, you don’t know. And the number of American citizens on the no-fly list and you don’t know. And yet you are the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Screening Coordination, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security in front of the oversight committee and you can’t give us one single number to some, I think, pretty basic questions?”
President Obama continues refusing to secure the U.S. border or even properly vet refugees entering America. And it is showing— his own administration has no clue who is entering the nation or overstaying their visas.