Anyone else see where this is headed?
Reasons for caution in welcoming a new influx of Syrian refugees continue to mount, even as President Obama insists on moving ahead with his plans.
In a newly-released Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Intelligence Report, American authorities are warning of possible terrorist infiltration through the use of phony passports.
Via the Washington Times:
The terror group has reportedly been able to print legitimate-looking Syrian passports since taking over the city of Deir ez-Zour last summer, home to a passport office with “boxes of blank passports” and a passport printing machine, according to a Homeland Security Investigations Intelligence Report issued to law enforcement last week and reviewed by ABC news.
Another passport office was located in Raqqa, Syria, where the terror group has long maintained its de facto capital.
“Since more than 17 months [have] passed since Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour fell to ISIS, it is possible that individuals from Syria with passports ‘issued’ in these ISIS controlled cities or who had passport blanks, may have traveled to the U.S.,” the report says, ABC reported.
FBI Director James Comey admitted the U.S. intelligence community was concerned about the problem in testimony before Congress on Wednesday.
“The intelligence community is concerned that they [ISIS] have the ability, the capability to manufacture fraudulent passports, which is a concern in any setting,” Mr. Comey said.
Fake Syrian passports have already been discovered in Europe, most notably two used by suicide bombers in the Paris attacks last month.