President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving temporary quasi-amnesty status to nearly 75,000 Afghans in the United States, including those fast-tracked into the U.S. over the last seven months despite vetting failures.Some of the so-called refugees who're being granted "amnesty" were, according to previous reports I'd read, going to be given residency in swing states. But what's really disturbing is that no Republican governors balked at having potentially dangerous pseudo-refugees housed in their states. If they don't vet them any more than the federal government, how do they expect to keep their communities safe?
To date, Biden has resettled more than 85,000 Afghans in American communities across 46 states since mid-August 2021. That resettlement failed to properly vet Afghans against counter-terrorism databases, the Department of Defense’s Inspector General revealed last month.
As of November 2021, the report states 50 Afghans already in the U.S. have been flagged for “significant security concerns.” Most of the unvetted Afghans flagged for possible terrorism ties have since disappeared in the U.S. In one instance, only three of 31 Afghans flagged months ago for security concerns could be located.
Despite the vetting failures, Biden is continuing to bring Afghans to the U.S. at least through August. Currently, some 100,000 Afghans are seeking U.S. entry but remain in Afghanistan.And what if a sizable number of them adhere to Islamic jihadism, or any kind of uncivilized beliefs? This is exactly why it's not "temporary" so much as it's bound to be permanent, and will hurt the USA in the long run. As will any and all Republicans who allow this to continue.
Now, DHS will provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to tens of thousands of Afghans — helping them evade deportation from the U.S. and providing them with work permits to take American jobs.
The move will help keep nearly 75,000 Afghans in the U.S.