Senator Burr: Suspend the Syrian Refugee Program

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s program to bring Syrians to the United States, including North Carolina, after the news that an Islamic State fighter made his way into France as a part of the Syrian refugee wave:

“The Syrian refugee program should be suspended until the American people are satisfied that they know exactly who the President is admitting into the country via this program. There is simply too much at stake and the security of the American people should be our top priority.”