House Democrats on Thursday sent President Obama an unmistakable warning that they don't trust his plan to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States, and that they need to hear more details about that plan.
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers voted with the GOP to overwhelmingly pass legislation that many would say would halt Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians in the United States. The vote resulted in enough Democratic support to override a veto of the bill, which President Obama has promised.
Some Democrats told the Washington Examiner that the administration needs to bolster the program now in place for investigating the background of each refugee before they enter the country. Their concern comes amid polls showing a majority of Americans do not favor the plan to move Syrian refugees to the United States. A deadly terrorist attack in Paris a week ago included at least one person posing as a Syrian refugee.
"The administration has not done a good job in how these refugees are vetted," Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., told the Examiner. "And people want to know about the process. They are sophisticated enough to understand."Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com