U.S. authorities said two people with ties to the ISIS group are due in court Friday in California and Texas, including a refugee from Syria who lied about his travels there.

The arrests come amid heightened security in the U.S. following last month’s assault by a radicalized Muslim couple in California that left 14 people dead and the November terror attacks in Paris.

There is also growing pressure for more scrutiny of refugees from war-ravaged Syria, amid terror fears.

Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab, an Iraq-born Palestinian arrested Thursday who came to the U.S. from Syria as a refugee in 2012, traveled to Syria the following year where he fought with various terror groups, according to a criminal complaint.

One of those groups was Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Islam (Partisans of Islam), which once operated in both Iraq and Syria.

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