00:31:06
John F. Kelly

MY PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS DONE THEIR JOB. >> THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET AT. IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THE JOB YOUR PEOPLE ARE DOING SO THAT WHATEVER DECISION THE COURTS MAKE IS PUTTING US AT RISK? >> THE REASON FOR THE PAUSE WAS TO TAKE SOME TIME, TAKE A LOOK AT THE VETTING FROM THE SEVEN COUNTRIES IN QUESTION AND HOW REFUGEES ARE VETTED AND I CAN TELL YOU BECAUSE MY PEOPLE TELL ME THAT FOR THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS, THE VETTING IS AT BEST LOOSE AND THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION SOME OF THESE COUNTRIES WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT ARE REALLY IN THE STATE OF A FAILED STATE, THERE'S VERY LITTLE MY PEOPLE WILL TELL ME AND I BELIEVE VERY LITTLE CONFIDENCE THAT THE INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVE FROM THOSE COUNTRIES RELATIVE TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES IS THE KIND INFORMATION THAT WE WOULD BET THE SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS ON. >> AGAIN, I'M CONVINCED YOUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE DOING A GOOD JOB. I'M JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THE NOTION THAT BECAUSE A COURT RULED AND THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO RULE THAT IT'S IN EFFECT THEY HAVE SOMEHOW PUT THIS COUNTRY AT RISK BY THIS RULING. NOW IF IN FACT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME PEOPLE LET IN SINCE THE COURT RULED, CAN YOU PROVIDE THIS COMMITTEE WITH THOSE APREHEX -- APREPREHENSIONAPPREHENSION -- >> WE WON'T KNOW THAT UNTIL THAT INDIVIDUAL IS A BAD PERSON UNTIL THEY DO SOMETHING BAD BUT IT'S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE THAT'S COMING IN WHETHER IT'S DURING THIS STAGE OR IN THE PREVIOUS PERIOD -- >> BUT YOU DON'T... HAVE ANY PROOF AT THIS POINT? >> NOT UNTIL THE BOOM. >> NOT UNTIL WHAT? >> NOT UNTIL THEY ACTUALLY BLOW SOMETHING UP OR GO INTO A MALL OR -- WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL THEN. >> YEAH. BUT WE -- AND I UNDERSTAND THE DANGER. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THE SYSTEM THAT WE'RE PRESENTLY USING, MR. SECRETARY, IS A GOOD SYSTEM. AND IF, IN FACT, UP UNTIL THIS POINT, WE HAVE STOPPED THE BOOM AS YOU REFERENCED. >> CONGRESSMAN, AGAIN, MY FEELING IS THE VETTING ON THE OTHER END IN THOSE SEVEN COUNTRIES ARE SUSPECT, AND MR. TRUMP, CERTAINLY IN MY VIEW, WE HAVE TO DO A PAUSE WHICH HE ORDERED. NOW IS THE COURT ACTION. SO THAT WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE DOING ON THE OTHER END. I BELIEVE THE VETTING ON THE OTHER END RIGHT NOW IS NOT ADEQUATE TO PROTECT THE NATION AND THEN OF COURSE WE'RE CONSIDERING OTHER MEASURES ADDING TO THE VETTING ON THE OTHER END SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE EVEN MORE SO THAT THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE COMING TO THE UNITED STATES AND NOT BAD PEOPLE. >> THANK YOU. THE OTHER ISSUE IS IN REFERENCE TO THE GUIDANCE. YOUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE TASKED WITH CARRYING OUT THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER, WHEN WE MET IN THE SCIF, I ASKED FOR GUIDANCE AND A TIMELINE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GUIDANCE. WE HEARD FROM PEOPLE FROM ATLANTA, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK DIFFERENT STORIES AS TO HOW THINGS WERE BEING CARRIED OUT. CAN YOU PROVIDE THIS COMMITTEE WITH THE GUIDANCE THAT WENT WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER WHEN IT WAS SIGNED? >> I'D HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT FOR THE RECORD BUT I WOULD TELL YOU THAT THE HEAD OF CVP, HOMELAND SECURITY, GUIDANCE WAS THIS IS THE EO IMPLEMENTED AND THEY STARTED IMPLEMENTING IT ALMOST RIGHT AWAY. AGAIN, WE HAD SOME ISSUED RELATED PRIMARILY TO THE FIRST COURT ORDER THAT CAUSED CONFUSION AT THE DESKS AND ENTRANCE POINTS BUT AS I SAID, WE ADJUSTED TO THAT PRETTY QUICKLY. BUT I'M ASSUMING -- WE HAVE A SYSTEM BY WHICH WE CONTACT THE SUBSTATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY TO...

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