Former police chief: Is anyone protecting the homeland? Afghans arriving in U.S. with no paperwork, scraps of paper

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USA- The president of the United States takes an oath and is sworn to defend the country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. For Joe Biden, he’s more worried about people protesting against a perceived stolen election than he is about the possibility of foreign terrorists entering the country.

Since January 20, the southern border of the U.S. has been wide open for anyone to basically walk across unimpeded. And now, after his incompetence allowed Afghanistan to fall to the Taliban, the threat of a terrorist attack on our country has gone up exponentially.

According to NPR, so-called “Afghan refugees” entering the United States for the purposes of “resettlement” are coming in without any paperwork in many cases, with some only carrying scraps of paper, Breitbart News reports.

The NPR report notes that according to information received about the makeshift processing center set up at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia by the inept Biden administration, they have processed some 30,000 of the estimated 65,000 Afghans flown into the U.S. over the past month.

Meanwhile, there are American citizens and Afghan allies still stranded in the war-torn country. NPR reported that the center is expected to process an additional 30,000 Afghans in the coming months.

Among those processed at the center include some who have “no paperwork” or who only possess “scraps of paper.”

Other Afghans at the center might have a long wait and an unknown future, arriving in the U.S. on humanitarian grounds. There are young adults separated from their parents with no paperwork. Others have just scraps of paper. They can apply for asylum or wait until Congress offers a special legal status as it did for those fleeing the aftermath of the Vietnam War. [emphasis added]

At other locations located in Qatar, Germany, and Spain, some of those seeking asylum in the United States have been flagged for having potential ties to terrorism. After such identification is made, they are sent to Kosovo for further security screening and review, NPR reports:

U.S. officials say of the thousands who went through Ramstein Air Base in Germany, only a small number are being detained and sent to a U.S. base in Kosovo because they were flagged as having ties to terrorist groups. [emphasis added]

“How many real, actual suspected members of some sort of terrorist or criminal group, those numbers have been really low so far,” says [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark] Milley. “And I have confidence in the FBI, I have confidence in the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) system.” [emphasis added]

The report from NPR came out as multiple reports are saying that Afghan nationals are arriving in the U.S. despite not having proper paperwork in order to properly vet their identities and also with security concerns.

For example, according to the Associated Press, a number of Afghans have lied about their identities, or even destroyed passports in order to conceal their true identities in order to gain access to the United States.

Moreover, the Washington Post reported that the Biden administration has welcomed Afghans to the country who were “later flagged for security concerns.” The administration also admitted to CNN that some of those arriving in the country from Afghanistan do not have “any documents whatsoever.”

Bloomberg also reported that in some cases, Afghans may be settled throughout the United States, despite being flagged over security issues. Supposedly under such a scenario, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would monitor these Afghans, when they’re not surveilling Trump voters.

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In case you missed it, we recently reported on the cluelessness of Biden’s Department of “Defense” with regard to how many terrorists on watch lists have tried to come to the United States. For more on that, we invite you to:

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to a recent report from Breitbart News, Biden’s Department of Defense has zero clue as to how many Afghans flagged on terrorist watch lists have sought refuge in the United States through evacuations out of Afghanistan.

During a press briefing just days after the Biden’s administration’s evacuation efforts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby made it abundantly clear that he did not know how many Afghans seeing resettlement in the U.S. had already been flagged on terrorist watch lists.

The exchange during that press briefing began with Jennifer Griffin asking:

“How many individuals on terror watch lists have been screened or found at any of the screening points either in Qatar, Ramstein, or in the U.S.?”

To which Kirby responded by saying:

“I don’t know. We’ll have to take that question and get back to you.”

However, Pentagon officials told Defense One that:

“Up to 100 of the 7,000 Afghans evacuated as prospective recipients of Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) seeking permanent resettlement in the U.S. have been ‘flagged’ as potential matches to intelligence agency watch lists.”

Adding:

“There’s certainly been a number of them who triggered alerts, requiring agents to pull those evacuees aside for further screening. In most cases, those Afghans, many of whom have already been vetted through the special immigration visa process, were cleared by follow-on screening.”

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NBC News detailed how fraud is already occurring within the massive Afghanistan-to-U.S. resettlement effort by the Biden administration. 

At the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, State Department officials said there have been five cases where Afghans attempted to use fraudulent American passports to try to get on flights bound for the U.S. The report stated:

“The U.S. mission team reported at least five cases of Afghans who presented U.S. passports that didn’t belong to them … highlighting fraud concerns and complicating the process of screening people to enter the airport.”

Biden has touted that Afghans are being screened at U.S. Military bases abroad, yet he ignored the fact that they are also being flown to the U.S. before having completed their visa processing. Specifically, Afghans are being sent to Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort Lee in Virginia, For McCoy in Wisconsin, and Fort Dix in New Jersey to continue their processing.

Over the last two decades, nearly a million refugees have been resettled in the United States, which is more than double that of residents living in Miami, Florida. According to data, refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years. 

Each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted into the U.S. will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.

NBC also reported that officials within the CIA, the Pentagon, and members of Congress are “outraged” that the U.S. will not stay in Afghanistan longer to evacuate more Afghans to resettle across the United States.

A former U.S. intelligence official who declined to be quoted by name, said he grew nauseated as he considered how many Afghan allies would be left behind. He added:

“People are furious and disgusted.”

Former CIA Director John Brennan, an NBC News national security consultant said in a statement:

“At the CIA, officers feel a real sense of obligation, moral obligation and personal obligation to the Afghans.”

Reportedly, the Biden administration is set to provide “humanitarian parole” to about 50,000 Afghans, which will allow them to come to the U.S. without having secured a visa and without having finalized their immigration processing.

After having humanitarian parole for a year or so, the thousands of Afghans would be able to adjust their status, likely taking advantage of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to remain in the U.S.

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Security concerns explode as Afghan refugees pour into U.S. before to proper processing

August 26th, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – As forces and civilians inside Afghanistan struggle with a terrorist bombing that killed 12 U.S. Marines and the re-emergence of groups like al Qaeda and ISIS, the Biden administration is reportedly welcoming up to 50,000 Afghans into the United States without visas or proper immigration processing.

Three officials told Bloomberg News that the President is planning to use “humanitarian parole” to allow Afghans to resettle in the U.S. 

The program would target Afghans at risk from the Taliban but who have not yet requested, or do not qualify for, a special immigrant visa designed for people who aided U.S. forces or diplomats.  

“Humanitarian parole” is rarely used and is reserved for urgent situations where a person can obtain a one-year pass into the United States prior to completing their requests for asylum, refuge, or other lawful entry programs.

One senior official said that Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is using the program to ensure evacuees from Afghanistan have legal status in the U.S. amid the rush to remove as many at-risk Afghans out of the country as possible before the August 31 deadline for full removal of American forces.

Democrats have called on President Biden to expedite Afghan refugees’ entry into the U.S. A group of Senate Democrats was joined by two Republicans in calling for humanitarian parole. Joined by moderate Republicans Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the group wrote:

“We strongly urge you to create a humanitarian parole category specifically for women leaders, activists, human rights defenders, judges, parliamentarians, journalists, and members of the Female Tactical Platoon of the Afghan Special Security Forces.”

Other Republicans are sounding concerns about the security environment as Afghans enter the country without full vetting. Wisconsin Republicans, for example, have expressed concerns about public safety and the cost of resettlement to taxpayers.

Federal officials said last week that Fort McCoy, located near Tomah, Wisconsin, was a site under consideration as an Afghan settlement site for an undetermined number of refugees. The government has estimated upwards of 20,000 refugees may be housed in three separate facilities inside the U.S.

Wisconsin state Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) sent Gov. Tony Evers (D) a letter expressing concern over the lack of knowledge about the refugees. In the letter, Testin wrote:

“You have offered no information on whether you intend to insist on safeguards for the people of this state, or whether you intend to close your eyes and open your arms to 10 to 20 thousand potentially unidentified, potentially unvetted, potentially unhealthy people as they pour into rural Wisconsin.”

Testin said during a subsequent interview that he wants to welcome the refugees, but is concerned:

“We want to make sure that we are helping those that truly need to be helped, those who have helped our U.S. efforts overseas over the course of the last 20 years.

“We’re not trying to make this overly political; we just need some answers.”

Assurances from Garry Reid, lead for the U.S. Department of Defense’s crisis action group for Afghanistan, that refugees will go through full immigration processing once in the U.S. did little to dissuade safety concerns for Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tom Tiffany (R):

“Our national security has been deeply degraded in the months since January 20 and allowing the mass entry of foreigners from a known hotbed of terrorism will only make this situation far worse.”

Several politicians from both sides of the aisle and leaders of allied countries have called on the President to delay the deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to allow more time to properly evacuate citizens in a controlled fashion.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said:

“The president needs to forget about the Aug. 31 deadline. Extend the deadline, get outside the perimeter, make sure that every single American who wants to leave is able to get out with our assistance and our Afghan allies.”

Earlier this week, during a G7 emergency meeting on Afghanistan, President Biden refused to change the deadline, citing concerns that terrorists could strike the airport. Tragically, he was right about that.

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