Thursday, September 15, 2022

Joe Biden to Boost Chain Migration from Afghanistan Despite Allegedly Failing to Vet Resettled Afghans; Watchdog: DHS Let in Thousands of Afghan Refugees Without Proper Vetting, ‘at least two’ Were Security Risks

Joe Biden to Boost Chain Migration from Afghanistan Despite Allegedly Failing to Vet Resettled Afghans
President Joe Biden is hoping to boost “chain migration” — whereby naturalized citizens can sponsor an unlimited number of foreign relatives for green cards — from Afghanistan even as he is accused of resettling unvetted Afghans across the United States.
Following the U.S. Armed Forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, Biden opened a “humanitarian parole” pipeline that has resettled more than 86,000 Afghans in American communities without being screened or interviewed in person beforehand.
The massive resettlement operation was funded by Republicans and Democrats in Congress, and resettled Afghans across 46 states in a matter of months.
Beginning October 1, the Biden administration will wind down the parole pipeline and shift toward securing green cards for Afghans via chain migration. The goal, officials said, is to prioritize Afghans with family members already resettled in the U.S.
The policy shift comes after a whistleblower said nearly 400 Afghans were resettled in the United States despite having been listed in federal “watch list” databases as potential national security threats.
The whistleblower also said Biden’s federal agencies urged staff to cut corners in the vetting process to expedite the evacuation of Afghans from their country.
Those allegations came after a Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General report revealed that Biden’s agencies failed to properly vet Afghans arriving in the United States, with about 50 being flagged for “significant security concerns” after their resettlement. --->READ MORE HERE
DHS let in thousands of Afghan refugees without proper vetting, ‘at least two’ were security risks: watchdog
The Department of Homeland Security failed to properly screen thousands of refugees who fled Afghanistan after last year’s botched US troop withdrawal — leading border security officials to admit “at least two” Afghans who were national security risks, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.
The DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) said in its 34-page rundown that the information used by Customs and Border Protection to vet evacuees didn’t match up with data in other government databases.
“We found missing, incomplete, or inaccurate first and last names, [dates of birth], travel document numbers, travel document types, and visa data,” read the report, which said watchdog officials had scrutinized nearly 89,000 evacuee records in CBP’s system.
In all, OIG found that 36,400 refugees had “facilitation document” listed on their record, but no further explanation of what the document was. Another 7,800 records had missing or invalid document numbers, while hundreds of other records did not have a first or last name, or gave an incorrect birth date.
The report also revealed that a group of 35 Afghans were allowed to board a US-bound flight without first receiving clearance to travel, while nearly 1,300 other Afghans made it to America without having their fingerprints taken as required. --->READ MORE HERE
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