I know you will find this hard to believe, but Joe Biden lied about the evacuees from Afghanistan. Biden looked straight into the cameras and promised the American people that the Afghanis brought out of the country would be vetted very cautiously before being brought into the United States.
Do you know what that vetting process consisted of? They were asked if they were criminals or terrorists and if they said no, they were allowed into this country.
Remember, these people come from a country riddled with crime and hugely populated by the Taliban, ISIS-K, and Al Qaeda. Do you realize how ridiculous is that? Had they tried to vet them it would have been impossible.
In the best of times, the information was impossible to find and with the chaos in Afghanistan, it has become impossible. And the worst part is we may never know who the terrorists are until they strike.
But there’s nothing for Joe to worry about because after they strike the media and Jen Psaki will blame it on Trump and unvaccinated people.
The Biden administration had no real way to vet those coming into the country and so they went by the honor system and took whatever they were told at face value.
If someone were a terrorist would they ever admit to it? No, I’m no terrorist, I’m a shoe salesman. No, that is not a grenade launcher, it’s a croquet ball cleaner.
What’s more, the Examiner reports that “the large majority of people, approximately 75%, evacuated were not American citizens, green card holders, Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders, or applicants for the visa.” The Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) was given to Afghans who aided U.S. forces during our twenty-year misadventure in the country. As bad as the 75% figures was, it represented a slight improvement over the situation at the beginning of September, when Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted that “of the 60,000 Afghans who have entered the U.S., nearly 8,000 are either U.S. citizens or residents, while about 1,800 are SIV holders, having obtained visas after assisting the U.S. military.” That is, 52,000, or 86 percent, were not U.S. citizens or SIV holders. However, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) noted in early November that as of the beginning of October, only 700 of the 82,000 Afghans who had already been brought to the United States had SIVs.
Biden himself wasn’t the only one who promised that the Afghans they were bringing into the United States by the thousands would be thoroughly vetted. State Department wonk Ned Price was just as firm: “Before anyone who is evacuated from Afghanistan comes to this country, they undergo a rigorous vet. Unless and until they complete that vet they will not be in a position to come to the U.S.”