President Joe Biden’s federal agencies knowingly resettled nearly 400 Afghans listed as “potential national security threats” across the United States in the past year, a whistleblower claims.
After the withdrawal of US Armed Forces from Afghanistan in August 2021, Biden opened a refugee and parole pipeline for tens of thousands of Afghans to be quickly moved into American communities without being previously vetted or interviewed.
With the help of Republicans and Democrats in Congress, Biden has resettled more than 85,000 Afghans in 46 states as of mid-August 2021 and plans to continue resettling tens of thousands of Afghans this year.
Now a whistleblower has claimed that Biden’s agencies not only admitted to the US hundreds of Afghans they knew were on federal “watch list” databases as threats to national security, but also urged staff to cut corners in the vetting process.
The allegations were revealed in a letter from Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to the Department of Defense Inspector General. They He wrote:
We are writing with concern regarding new allegations raised by a Department of Defense (DoD) whistleblower. This information may indicate that the Biden administration’s failure to vet those who evacuated from Afghanistan was even worse than the public believed. The following allegations require immediate investigation by your office. [Emphasis added]
A patriotic whistleblower paints an even darker picture. According to new allegations, 324 people evacuated from Afghanistan were allowed to enter the United States despite appearing on the Department of Health’s Biometrically Enabled Watch (BEWL). BEWL – commonly known as “the watch list” –identifies individuals whose biometrics have been collected and identified by analysts as threats or potential threats to national security, including known terrorist suspects (KSTs);. This is in addition to the 65 people who allegedly entered the country without adequate screening. [Emphasis added]
In addition, whistleblower alleges that political appointees to the National Security Council (NSC) and the Department of Defense instructed agency personnel to cut corners when processing Afghan displaced persons and on bases in Europe, also known as “lily pads”. According to the informant Instead of administering fingerprint tests on all ten fingers, staff were told to shorten their tests in order to promote an expedited evacuation from Afghanistan. [Emphasis added]
Finally, it is assumed that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel working to screen Afghan evacuees have been authorized to delete old biometric data, whenever they personally believed such information to be out of date. This is a worrying development that could threaten national security and public safety. [Emphasis added]
The new allegations come after the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General’s report revealed that Biden’s agencies failed to properly screen Afghans arriving in the United States. The report states that as of November 2021, fifty Afghans already in the United States had been flagged for “significant security concerns.”
Most of the undocumented Afghans flagged for possible links to terrorism, the report said, have since disappeared inside the nation. The report noted that as of September 17, 2021, only three of the 31 Afghans flagged for security reasons could be located.
Similarly, a recent report by Project Veritas alleges that the Biden administration has resettled Afghans on the federal government’s “Terrorism Watch List” in American communities.
A few months ago, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and James Inhofe (R-OK) revealed that Biden’s agencies were still refusing to screen and vet Afghan arrivals through the Ministry of Defense. tactical database’ despite warnings that many could have links to terrorism.
Hawley and Johnson are asking the Biden administration to clarify how many Afghans resettled in the United States matched identities on the federal government’s “watch list,” including how many Afghans are suspected terrorists.
Even for Afghans who have not yet resettled in the United States, Biden has authorized his agencies to cut vetting procedures. In a surprising move, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in June that Afghans who “provided … limited material support” to terrorist organizations would still be eligible for resettlement in American communities.
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