The Free Beacon reported:
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that gaps still remain in the process by which the United States screens refugees entering the country.
The Associated Press reported that Comey told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that, though the U.S. has improved the process, there remain risks in accepting refugees from countries experiencing conflict like Syria.
He said the U.S. has “developed an effective way to touch all our databases” and collect information about refugees trying to enter the country.
Comey’s comments come a month after President Obama ordered the government to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016, a number six times the count of Syrian refugees the U.S. has allowed into the country since the civil war began in Syria.