UNVETTED: Report reveals that the Biden administration failed to vet Afghan evacuees
FAIR Take | September 2022
A recent report by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general found that the Biden administration “encountered obstacles” that hindered their ability to “properly screen, vet, or inspect” Afghanistan evacuees that were relocated to the United States following the military withdrawal from the country.
The DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) evaluation determined that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which falls under DHS, did not always have critical information to properly vet the evacuees through U.S. government databases, such as names, dates of birth, identification numbers and travel documents. The report also concluded that CBP admitted or paroled evacuees who were not fully vetted into the U.S.
The OIG report claims that screening decisions were made “on an ad hoc basis.” In one of the most jaw-dropping examples of Biden administration malfeasance, 11,000 of 89,000 Afghan evacuees were born on January 1, according to DHS records. That means the Biden DHS didn’t verify the birth certificates of over 10% of the evacuees, and nearly 500 evacuees weren’t even assigned last names.
The Biden administration’s refusal to prioritize stranded Americans over Afghan evacuees caused chaos at the Kabul airport and led to the death of 13 service members. Their refusal to prioritize America’s security has led to 324 suspected terrorists entering the U.S.
Now that Biden has let hundreds of suspected terrorists and tens of thousands of unvetted refugees from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan into the country, he wants to give them a pathway to citizenship.
Yes, you heard that right. The White House request for a lame-duck Continuing Resolution (CR), which must be passed by the end of the fiscal year to avoid a government shutdown, includes a pathway to citizenship for the unvetted Afghan evacuees. Insanity!