GOP senator ‘a little concerned’ about refugees in Canada

GOP senator ‘a little concerned’ about refugees in Canada
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Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenators sound alarm on dangers of ransomware attacks after briefing Push to investigate Bidens sets up potential for Senate turf war Overnight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases MORE (R-Wisc.) on Sunday said he is “a little concerned” about radical Islamic terrorists posing as refugees entering Canada. 

The Wisconsin lawmaker said Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauBiden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Trump returns to impeachment fight after NATO clash Overnight Defense: Trump cancels presser, cuts short NATO trip | Viral video catches leaders appearing to gossip about Trump | Dem witnesses say Trump committed impeachable offenses | Trump reportedly mulling more troops in Middle East MORE expedited the process of approving asylum seekers in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis.


“Of course, with Prime Minister Trudeau’s announced plan of basically tripling the number of refugees to bring in – we held a hearing about this, actually,” Johnson told radio show host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York.

“And on average, prior to this program, it would take about 62 months for Canada to properly vet a refugee,” he added. “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.”

House Republicans in November voted to impose more strict screening requirements for Syrian refugees attempting to enter the country.

Johnson emphasized that the southern border still poses the greater threat to national security.

“Well, 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.