Friday, July 27, 2012

DHS head: Expect more members of terrorist organizations to visit US

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress today to expect more members of designated foreign terrorist organizations to visit the United States.

“I think you are right in pointing out that as we move forward we are going to continue to have visitors to this country that the State Department and others feel are useful to bring to the country to have discussions moving forward who say they are members of the political party that in the past have been so designated,” Napolitano told House Homeland Security Committee chairman Pete King, R-N.Y. during a committee hearing this morning.

Napolitano was defending the decision to host Hani Nour Eldin — a member of Egyptian parliament elected on the political party platform of  the Islamic Group, which the State Department has designated as foreign terrorist organization — at the White House.

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