Iowa senator seeks answers on Homeland Security’s terrorist ‘hands off’ list

By Susan Crabtree | Washington Examiner

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is still waiting for answers from the Obama administration about an alleged terrorist “hands off” list that might be allowing individuals with potential terrorist ties into the United States.

Grassley last Tuesday released internal Department of Homeland Security emails between two immigration officials discussing the alleged list and an individual who the Department of Homeland Security may have admitted to the United States as a result.

The Iowa Republican first inquired about the alleged “hands off” list on Feb. 3 after obtaining the internal emails. R. Gil Kerlikowske, the commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, which falls under DHS, wrote Grassley a letter dated April 10 laying out the department’s travel and immigration policies for suspected terrorists in broad terms. He also said he would “be happy to” provide a more detailed briefing on the matter.

at Washington Examiner.

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