Sunday, September 12, 2021

Report: US Officials Have Already Discovered Multiple Afghan Refugees with Terrorism or Criminal Ties; US Sending any Afghans Flagged for Criminal or Terror Ties to Kosovo, and related stories

US Officials Have Already Discovered Multiple Afghan Refugees with Terrorism or Criminal Ties: Report
Potentially deadly holes in the Biden administration’s vetting process for Afghan refugees have already been discovered.
Several Afghan refugees who have failed their initial round of screening in the U.S. for a criminal record or terrorist past have been shipped off to Camp Bondsteel, an American military base in Kosovo, according to Fox News.
Kosovo is an autonomous region in what was once Yugoslavia that has been under American protection since former President Bill Clinton launched attacks to protect the majority Muslim population there from ethnic cleansing.
The base will house the refugees for an undetermined length of time. It’s not clear if those who fail screenings will be sent back to Afghanistan.
“A lot of people were moved very quickly and the intelligence community has been working hard to evaluate whether any of them pose a threat,” a senior law enforcement official at the federal level told NBC News. “Some of the vetting occurs while they are overseas, and some of it occurs here … We are not going to allow people to intentionally be released into the community if they have unresolved derogatory information.” --->READ MORE HERE
US sending any Afghans flagged for criminal or terror ties to Kosovo, officials say:
Camp Bondsteel, a U.S. military base in the Balkan country of Kosovo, will temporarily house Afghan refugees who don't pass the initial round of vetting, senior U.S. officials told Fox News.
Several Afghan refugees have already been sent to Kosovo, the officials said, but it is unclear what are the next steps to be taken with the individuals who failed the initial security screening, including whether they will be sent back to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
A U.S. official told the Associated Press on Saturday that the refugees will undergo further screening and processing with the intention of resettlement in the United States. Kosovo, an ardent U.S. ally, has agreed to host the refugees for up to a year.
"The process through which Afghans apply for special immigrant visas or refugee status in the U.S. is complex, and some applicants are still in the process of obtaining needed documents and providing all the information required to qualify under U.S law for immediate entry," the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo said in a statement Saturday.
"Some media reports have left readers with the incorrect impression that the United States intends to transfer to Kosovo individuals whom U.S. authorities have deemed inadmissible to the United States. This is not the case," the embassy said. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

NPR: Afghans Arriving in U.S. with ‘No Paperwork’ or ‘Just Scraps of Paper’

Rep. Biggs Demands Answers from Homeland Security About Afghan Refugee Vetting: 'American Safety Must Be Prioritized'

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