After a bevy of vetting issues, the Biden administration is still barreling forward with a plan to grant hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees with Temporary Protective Status (TPS) even after importing known terrorists with open arms.
TPS serves as a quasi-amnesty for foreign nationals, created under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990 (INA), that prevents deportations for those from countries experiencing famine, war, or natural disasters.
This decision comes after a failed evacuation mission of U.S. soldiers resulted in the untimely deaths of 13 servicemen, the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, and a massive refugee crisis.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted 75,000 more Afghans with TPS in the United States, including those fast-tracked into the U.S. over the last seven months despite vetting failures.
Nearly every state in the Union (46 to be exact) has been forced to house Biden’s refugees in one way or another. The failure to properly vet Afghans before or even upon their arrival has jeopardized our national security in an unimaginable way. The DOD even revealed they were not cross checking Afghan refugees against the counter-terrorism databases before welcoming them into the country.
As of November 2021, the report states 50 Afghans already in the U.S. have been flagged for “significant security concerns.” Most of the unvetted Afghans flagged for possible terrorism ties have since disappeared in the U.S. In one instance, only three of 31 Afghans flagged months ago for security concerns could be located.
Despite the terrorist leaks, more Afghans are pouring in and being shielded from deportation by the Biden administration. Additionally, they will be given visas to compete with American workers for U.S. jobs and will qualify for taxpayer-funded social services.
Most recently, Biden’s Afghan resettlement operation came under more scrutiny when a Commander for the U.S. Navy Reserves was charged with allegedly taking bribes from Afghans who paid him to secure them Special Immigrant Visas.
According to the charges, the Commander was paid by more than 20 Afghans to write up and submit fake recommendation letters for SIVs to the U.S. As part of the scheme, the Commander allegedly claimed that the Afghans aided the U.S. Armed Forces, though they never did.
As it stands, Afghans are largely being housed at U.S. military bases across 46 states. The average taxpay cost to keep one refugee in the country for one year is over $18,000. Now take into account the known terrorists who’ve escaped deportation.
You do the math…
Author: Asa McCue