As communities across the U.S. become infested with swarms of so-called ‘refugees’ from Afghanistan, many Americans are left in the dark about the backgrounds of their new neighbors.
As it turns out the Biden administration is desperate to conceal key facts about the 75,000+ Afghans he’s welcomed into the country after botching a withdrawal mission of U.S. troops.
On December 16, 2021, GOP Sens. Ron Johnson, Josh Hawley, and Rick Scott sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken inquiring about information related to the thousands of Afghans whom Biden has flown to the U.S. over the last five months.
The Biden administration has yet to respond to the Senators’ letter despite requesting that the information be made available to them by December 30.
Mayorkas has admitted that vetting procedures for Afghans arriving in the U.S. are minimal.
“We are not conducting in-person, refugee interviews of 100 percent of individuals,” Mayorkas said during a congressional hearing in November.
DHS Sec. Mayorkas appears clueless when asked how many illegals are evading court orders in America right now and has no idea how many Afghan refugees were actually VETTED when being flown to our country on massive C-17 military planes.
What a complete embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/b1v3bJLGex
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 16, 2021
The Senators asked Mayorkas and Blinken to provide the number of Afghans connected to derogatory information, interviewed in-person, put into secondary screening proceedings, arrested once in the U.S., deported from the U.S., put into deportation proceedings, and sent back to a third country for further vetting.
The shielding of this crucial information comes after the Biden administration previously concealed the number of Afghans who were able to arrive in the U.S. despite being on the “No Fly List” following an inquiry from another GOP Senator.
The Senators also asked for information related to the identifying documents of Afghans, such as the number of Afghans who arrived in the U.S. with no ID and how many arrived with only a birth certificate or other travel documents that would typically be insufficient for foreign nationals to come to the U.S.
Biden has resettled more than 52,000 Afghans in American communities since mid-August while another 22,500 Afghans remain at U.S. military bases that have been transformed into refugee camps.
Most are arriving on humanitarian parole, a visa-less category for anyone claiming to be facing persecution, while few are Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders.
Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to research, and each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16% of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.
Are you paying attention yet?
Author: Elizabeth Tierney