According to a whistleblower, President Joe Biden’s federal agencies have knowingly resettled nearly 400 Afghans in the United States in the past year who were listed as “potential threats to national security.”
Following the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, Biden opened a refugee pipeline and parole for tens of thousands of Afghans to be flown quickly to U.S. communities without being personally screened or interviewed beforehand.
With the help of Republicans and Democrats in Congress, Biden has resettled more than 85,000 Afghans in 46 states since mid-August 2021 and plans to continue resettling tens of thousands of Afghans this year.
Now, a whistleblower has come forward to allege that Biden’s agencies have not only admitted that hundreds of Afghans they knew were listed in federal “watchlist” databases as threats to national security, but also among staff urged to cut back on the audit process.
The allegations were revealed in a letter from Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense. They wrote:
We are writing to you with concern about new allegations made by a Department of Defense (DoD) whistleblower. This information may show that the Biden government’s failure to make those evacuated from Afghanistan even worse than the public was supposed to believe. The following allegations require an immediate investigation by your office. [Emphasis added]
A patriotic whistleblower paints an even darker picture. According to new allegations, 324 persons evacuated from Afghanistan were allowed to enter the United States despite being on the DoD’s Biometrically Enabled Watchlist (BEWL).. The BEWL—commonly known as “the watch list”—identifies individuals whose biometric data has been collected and identified by analysts as threats or potential threats to national security, including known suspected terrorists (KST). This is in addition to the reportedly 65 individuals known to have entered the country without adequate vetting. [Emphasis added]
Further, the whistleblower alleges political appointees at the National Security Council (NSC) and DoD have ordered agency personnel to cut spending when processing evacuees in Afghanistan and on staging bases in Europe, also known as ‘lily pads’. According to the whistleblower instead of doing fingerprint tests on all ten fingers, staff were told to shorten their tests to promote the hasty evacuation from Afghanistan. [Emphasis added]
Finally, it is claimed that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel involved in vetting Afghan evacuees are authorized to delete old biometric data, when they personally believe that such information is out of date. This is a disturbing development that could pose a threat to national security and public safety. [Emphasis added]
The new allegations come after a report by the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DOD) revealed that Biden’s agencies had failed to properly monitor 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 unscreened Afghans identified for possible links to terrorism, the report says, have since disappeared in the interior of the country. The report noted that on September 17, 2021, only three of the 31 Afghans flagged for security concerns could be located.
Similarly, a recent Project Veritas report claims that the Biden administration has resettled Afghans on the federal government’s “Terrorism Watch List” to American communities.
A few months ago, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and James Inhofe (R-OK) that Biden’s agencies still refused to screen and monitor Afghan arrivals through the Department of Defense. tactical database” despite warnings that many could have ties to terrorism.
Hawley and Johnson ask the Biden administration to specify how many Afghans resettled to the United States matched the identities in the federal government’s “watchlist” databases, including how many Afghans were identified as suspected terrorists.
Even for Afghans not yet resettled in the United States, Biden has allowed his agencies to cut back on screening procedures. In a stunning 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.