From Fox News.
The Department of Homeland Security is facing questions about a so-called “hands off” list which, according to one senator, might allow people with terror ties to enter the U.S.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, flagged the issue after obtaining an internal email exchange which discussed an airline passenger with apparent ties to Middle East terror groups.
The May 2012 exchange between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection focused on whether to admit the person — who had a scheduled flight into the U.S. and allegedly was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a “close associate” of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The email also states the person had been the subject of advance screenings — known as secondary inspections — several dozen times in the past several years but not since 2010.
A response email…
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