The displaced Afghans are housed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, one of eight military bases used to house 53,000 people awaiting resettlement services
Daily mail: Republican Senators Send Letter To Biden Administration Requesting Why Afghan Refugees Can Leave U.S. Military Bases
* Republican senators call for a halt to resettlement of Afghan displaced people who have not completed the special immigrant visa process
* More than 700 Afghan refugees may have left the bases since they were evacuated
* It is not illegal for refugees to leave and the military cannot legally detain them there
* But Senator Joni Ernst and colleagues said the lack of controls could pose a security risk
Senate Republicans are demanding that the Biden administration stop bringing Afghan displaced people to the United States, except for those that have been fully controlled, amid reports that hundreds of people have left military bases.
Senator Joni Ernst and 15 of his Senate colleagues wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to warn that the current screening procedures have put the safety of the American public at risk.
“We are concerned that the hastily developed process creates gaps in security and criminal control and puts the security of our nation at risk,” they wrote.
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Update n. 1: Senators alarmed after hundreds of Afghan refugees fled military bases (FOX News)
Update n. 2: At least 700 Afghan displaced people leave US military bases before resettlement: report (Washington Examiner)
WNU Editor: Another example of how broken the US immigration system has become and Washington’s failure (in my opinion deliberately) to deal with it.
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