President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor said that the administration will not stop accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S. in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Speaking on Meet the Press on Sunday, Ben Rhodes said there are thorough screening procedures in place in a process “that includes our intelligence community, our national Counterterrorism Center [and] the Department of Homeland Security.”
At least one person linked to the attacks passed through Greece as a migrant, officials said.
“Let’s remember,” he added, “we’re also dealing with people who’ve suffered the horrors of war, women and children, orphans. We can’t just shut our doors to those people. We need to sort out how to focus on the terrorists that we need to keep out of the country. But I think we do need to do our part to take those refugees who are in need.”