A Department of Homeland Security official, speaking under anonymity, said on Monday that they were currently more than “1,000 investigations into potential domestic terrorists inspired or motivated by ISIS.”
The Official also said that investigations were under way by the FBI into around 300 possible terrorists who came into the US as refugees.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Two terrorist attacks by Somali refugees have injured more than 20 Americans in the past year. The DHS also pointed Monday to the case of another Somali refugee who was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2014 for trying to set off a bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore.
This information comes out as President Trump is in the process of signing orders to halt certain types of immigration.
More than 4,300 refugees have entered the country in the past month since a federal judge blocked Trump’s previous order stopping refugee entry. This new executive order will be effective on March 16, and during the halt in refugee entry, the government will review vetting procedures.
Unlike the previous executive order, the one signed Monday has no indefinite ban on Syrian refugee entry.