More than 40 Afghan refugees have been reported by the Department of Homeland Security as potential threats to national security while dozens thousands of refugees from the war-torn country are set to resettle in the United States.
DHS reported 44 Afghan evacuees whom it considered to be a risk to the United States in the past two weeks, according to records reviewed by the Washington Post .
AFGHAN EVACUATE FLIGHTS TO THE UNITED STATES HAVE STOPPED AFTER MEASLES CASES AMONG RECENT ARRIVALS
Among the 60,000 Afghans currently evacuated on American soil after being evacuated on August 17, 13 Afghans remain in detention pendingfurther testing, and another 15 were sent back to Europe or the Middle East. Another 16 have not been allowed to travel and remain in overseas transit sites called "water lilies.
Reports last week estimated 100 Afghan refugees from Afghanistan in the United States have been reported for potential links to terrorist organizations, including the Taliban.
The report says two of the Afghans reported "have raised enough concerns for further investigation "and are being sent to Kosovo for further consideration due to security concerns.
Other Afghans who have fled to America and who heighten security concerns will also be sent to Kosovo, according to the sources. These sources indicate that assessments are underway in the Washington, DC area after certains evacuated were previously deported from the United States for past criminal offenses.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT'S SIMPLY FOR THE AMERICANS TO CHOOSE TO FLEE AFGHANISTAN, DESPITE A LOT OF HIDDEN AGAINST THE TALIBAN
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
In addition to security concerns, the White House has announced Friday that it had temporarily suspended flights bringing Afghan refugees into the country due to a measles problem.
" Operation Allies Welcome "flights to the United States United States has been temporarily suspended at the request of the [Centers for Disease Control] and out of caution due to four diagnosed cases of measles among Afghans who recently arrived in the United States, "Jen Psaki, press secretary of the United States, told reporters. Maison Blreed.
She said individuals are b quarantined and the CDC has started full contact tracing. In addition, all arriving Afghans are required to be vaccinated against measles as a condition of entry into the United States.
The Associated Press previously reported that "health security concerns "had interrupted flights from Qatar and Germany. There are nearly 10,000 evacuees at the US military base in Ramstein, Germany.
Fox News' Kyle Morris and Adam Shaw contributed to this article