President Joe Biden’s administration has reportedly brought Afghans into the U.S. who have been flagged for their associations with terrorists, according to the Washington Post.
“The Department of Homeland Security flagged 44 Afghan evacuees as potential national security risks during the past two weeks as the government screened tens of thousands for resettlement in the United States, according to DHS vetting records,” the Post reported on Friday.
In addition, “Another 15 evacuees who were considered security concerns have been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), sent back to transit sites in Europe or the Middle East, or in some cases approved for release after additional review.
“There are 16 Afghans on the DHS lists who have not been cleared to travel and remain overseas at the transit sites U.S. officials call ‘lily pads,’” the Post noted.
The report follows news this week that the Biden administration plans to resettle up to 95,000 Afghans across the U.S.
“The White House is asking for $6.4 billion through a continuing resolution to fund ongoing efforts to get allies and other vulnerable Afghans out of the country,” according to a report last week by The Hill.
“A senior administration official said those funds would be used to help bring 65,000 Afghans to the U.S. by the end of September as well as another 30,000 who may come over the course of the next year,” it added.
The news will add concern to many Americans, especially as the nation remembers the tragedies of 9/11 at the hands of Afghan terrorists and as the nation also faces a border crisis along the southern border.