FIRST ON FOX : Republican study committee tells members it will fight a proposal from the Biden administration that allows tens of thousands of Afghans having to quickly apply for permanent residence in the United States - warning of a plan to open our s to a nation ruled by the Taliban. "
In a memo , obtained by Fox News, titled " The Open Border Plan dangerous from Dems f or Afghanistan, "President Jim Banks attacks language for " runners "included by the White House in a continuing resolution request (CR).
THE AFGHAN REFUGEE REQUEST FROM BIDEN FEARS THE CONSERVATIVES OF" UNLIMITED GREEN CARDS "
"These endorsements include $ 6.4 billion in funding for Afghan refugee resettlement and language that would give any uncontrolled Afghan national arriving in the United States between July 31, 2021 and the end of the next fiscal year 's lifelong well-being and a path to citizenship "the memo reads.
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The request of House Blanche would speed up processing and fund the military bases where they are located It also aims to allow all refugees who arrive from Afghanistan and are paroled in the United States to apply for a green card after one year of entry to the United States if they entered at any time between July 2021 and the end of September 2022.
This would mean any refugee who entered the United States in the past few weeks would be eligible for a green card around the same time next year. A green card holder can then apply for US citizenship within a few years.
The memo raises concerns about background checks and selection, which only states that refugees must complete the checks "in accordance with the policies and procedures put in place as part of Operation Allies Welcome (or any predecessor or successor) or background checks and equivalent filterings. "
" This is a glaring problem: no policy or procedure is defined in Operation Allies Welcome, "the Republican memo reads, warning that the control" will end up being this that DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the man directly overseeing the southern crisis, wants him to be.
MAYORKAS DEFENDS 'MULTI- CONTROL OF AFGHAN REFUGEES IN LAYERS AND MULTI-AGENCIES AMONG THE GOP CONCERNS
"The Cavaliers proposed by the White House want to open our s to a Taliban-ruled nation, and the Conservatives will fight this continued resolve every step of the way, "the memo reads.
The Biden administration brushed aside concerns about the verification process, as Republicans have repeatedly raised fears of the arrival of terrorists or pot criminalsentials. Mayorkas recently stated that he sent approximately 400 Homeland Security personnel to countries from where Afghans are transported to the United States to capture biographical information as well as biometric data as part of the process control.
"We have a multi-layered multi-agency filtering and control process to make sure this does not happen," he said, referring to the terrorist threat. "We screen and screen individuals before they board a plane to go to the United States and this screening and screening process is continuous and at multiple levels , "he said.
" We are working with the law enforcement, counterterrorism and intelligence communities to achieve this control, he said . " We don't do it alone within the Department of Homeland Security, again, we are doing this with the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center, and other federal corporate departments and agencies. "
By the way, an official from the White House told Fox News last week that screening and security was carried out by intelligence, law enforcement and counterterrorism officials from multiple agencies and included reviews of biographical data and biometric.
Banks' note also notes that the language would allow any nationalAfghan released on parole to be eligible for resettlement assistance and eligibility programs, among other benefits.
"In other words, Afghan nationals admitted to the under this resettlement program will be allowed to take advantage of all existing eligibility programs such as cash welfare, food stamps, Medi caid and social housing, "he says.
OFFICIALS DE BIDEN SAY NO AFGHANS "WORRIED" GOT INTO US
The memo also rejects language that allows DHS to renounce the motives of inadmissibility "on a case-by-case basis for humanitarian purposes, to ensure family unity, or where otherwise in the public interest " and also to extend parole benefits to Afghan spouses and children .
"The aThe Biden administration makes the same mistake as the Clinton administration, "the memo reads. " They approach the Taliban with far too naivety. "
Last week, a number of Republicans wrote to the administration to express their concern about the possibility of screening people coming from Afghanistan.
"Foreign country files are often digitized, which is probably the case in the the vast majority of records in Afghanistan, "the letter , led by Representative Yvette Herrell, RN.M., said. " In addition, widespread corruption and failed governments make these databases unreliable, even unnecessary. This is certainly the case in a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and probably the case of the previous Afghan government. "
A A senior GOP aide told Fox News that conversations about the language had bubbled up on Capitol Hill.
"More and more are realizing that if this language is included, Democrats are going to have a hard time finding support for the RC" , said the wizard process for Fox News, indicating that the process starts abroad .
The administration has deployed more than 200 Customs and Border Protect officials overseas to capture biometrics and biographies of individuals. The official said CBP officials are then able to work with "interagency partners," including FBI officials, the National Counterterrorism Center, the intelligence community, the Ministry of Defense and otherswithin the Department of Homeland Security to "examine data through databases to verify.
The official explained that there is a "second layer " of screening once that individuals arrive at a point of entry into the US Officials there review the information and "ensure no one is letting into the country is of concern.
They also said that so far no "disturbing " Afghans have entered the United States
Fox News 'Brooke Singman has contributed to this report.