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Most Afghan evacuees not vetted before entering country, GOP memo says

Added 11-25-21 01:18:02am EST - “Roughly 75 percent of those evacuated from Afghanistan were not American citizens, green card holders, Afghanistan Special Immigrant Visa [SIV]? holders or visa applicants” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Most Afghan evacuees not vetted before entering country, GOP memo says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Nearly all of the roughly 82,000 Afghans that were evacuated to the United States from Kabul in August were not properly vetted before they entered the country, a GOP Senate memo claims.

The current administration has not vetted information provided by tens of thousands of Afghans through in-person interviews, choosing instead to rely solely on criminal and terrorist databases to seed out potential threats — or “screenings” —  the congressional memo claims, according to the Washington Examiner. 

The memo — drafted by senate Republicans in October — summarizes interviews with federal officials from the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State and Justice who oversaw what they depicted as a reckless screening and vetting process at home and at military bases, the Examiner reported.

Roughly 75 percent of those evacuated from Afghanistan were not American citizens, green card holders, Afghanistan Special Immigrant Visa [SIV]  holders or visa applicants, sources familiar with the memo told The Washington Examiner.

As of early October, only 700 of the 82,000 admitted into the U.S. held SIVs — which grant permanent residency for aiding the U.S. government during its occupation, Republican Rob Portman of Ohio said in a Nov. 4 speech, despite claims from the Biden administration that those airlifted from Kabul were SIV holder and allies.

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