The alleged lack of vetting of most of the evacuees – which would contradict a Biden vow in August – represents a break from a longtime U.S. policy on 難民, レポートは言った.
ながら バイデン政権 screened the more than 82,000 refugees through terrorist そして 犯罪的 databases, officials failed to use information gathered from interviews, メモは言った, ワシントン・エグザミナーが報告した, 引用元, and around 75% of those allowed in the U.S. weren’t American citizens, ビザ保有者, applicants or green card holders.
“They created a brand-new, out-of-cloth screening process just for this population,” the source, 匿名を要求した人, told the Examiner. “And then they told everyone, ‘This is what you follow.’ DOD [the Defense Department] was such a heavy part of this, and they follow orders. など, they’re like, 'OK, here’s the checklist. I’ll do exactly what the checklist says — no more.’ So, that’s how it happened, but it was centrally managed via DHS [Department of Homeland Security].”
The source said it was a “重要な” departure from standard refugee screening. Vetting became a requirement after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
8月に, Biden promised evacuees would be vetted.
“Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States,” Biden said in a statement at the time. “They’re landing at U.S. military bases and transit centers around the world. At these sites where they are landing, we are conducting thorough scrutiny — security screenings for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.”
“We are conducting thorough scrutiny — security screenings for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.”
The vast majority of the evacuees weren’t vetted because only a small number were flagged by U.S. databases and only those people were further examined by officials, メモは言った, according to the Examiner.
The Department of 国土安全保障, in a statement to the Examiner, claimed it had performed “rigorous, multi-layered and vetting” on the arrivals from Afghanistan.
“As with any population entering the United States, DHS, in coordination with interagency vetting partners, takes multiple steps to ensure that those seeking entry do not pose a national security or public safety risk,” DHS officials told the newspaper. “The rigorous, multi-layered screening and vetting process involves biometric and biographic screenings conducted by intelligence, 法執行機関, and counterterrorism professionals from DHS and DOD, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and additional intelligence community partners. This process includes reviewing fingerprints, 写真, and biographic data for every single Afghan before they are cleared to travel to the United States.”
DHS didn’t immediately respond to Fox News’ after-hours’ request for comment.
Robert Charles, a former assistant secretary of state during the administration of former President George W. ブッシュ, addressed the vetting issue Friday during an appearance on “FOX and Friends First.”
“That means you’ve got 73,000-plus that you really should have been vetting and that takes time,” Charles said.
He called the situation a “double tragedy.”
“We’ve left Americans and visa holders and [Special Immigrants Visa] holders and permanent residents and former employees of the embassy back in Afghanistan and we pulled out 73,000 that we really had no basis for pulling out.”
He added that new threats weren’t likely to be flagged on a database, necessitating additional screening.
“We have to be right 100% 当時の. The bad guys only have to be right 1% 当時の,” Charles added.
“We have to be right 100% 当時の. The bad guys only have to be right 1% of the time.”
Another source told the 審査官, “If someone from Afghanistan were to present themselves at our southern border, which in and of itself is a disaster, they would be flagged for further follow-up and have an interview. 残念ながら, in this new system that they set up specifically for this population, the majority of these folks did not get any sort of in-person interview.”