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By Fran Rutherford

We need better vetting


To the Editor:

I urge citizens to call or write your senators requesting the approval of H.R. 4038. Please call or write before Dec. 11, 2015. The Senate will vote on this bill Dec. 11.

H.R. 4038 would expand the screening process for refugees attempting to enter the United States, by requiring the FBI to conduct its own background checks in addition to Department of Homeland Security. Any refugee would be prohibited from entry until the FBI certifies that they pose no security threat. Refugees would only be admitted with the unanimous agreement of the FBI, DHS and Director of National Intelligence. Top administration counterterrorism and security officials have repeatedly told Congress...

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