Dozens of Afghan evacuees flagged by DHS as potential safety threats
Greater than 40 Afghan refugees have been flagged by the Division of Homeland Safety as potential nationwide safety threats as tens of hundreds of refugees from the war-torn nation are poised to resettle in america.
DHS flagged 44 Afghan evacuees that it deemed a threat to america over the previous two weeks, in accordance with data reviewed by the Washington Submit.
AFGHAN EVACUEE FLIGHTS TO US HALTED AFTER MEASLES CASES AMONG RECENT ARRIVALS
Amongst 60,000 Afghan evacuees now on U.S. soil after being evacuated Aug. 17, 13 Afghans stay in custody awaiting further screening, and one other 15 have been despatched again to Europe or the Center East. One other 16 haven’t been cleared to journey and stay in abroad transit websites known as “lily pads.”
Experiences final week estimated 100 Afghan refugees from Afghanistan to america have been flagged for potential ties to terrorist organizations, together with the Taliban.
The report acknowledged that two of the flagged Afghans “raised sufficient concern for added evaluation” and are being despatched to Kosovo for additional evaluation amid safety considerations.
Different Afghans who fled to America and who elevate safety considerations may also be despatched to Kosovo, in accordance with the sources. These sources say evaluations are underway within the Washington, D.C. space after some evacuees had been discovered to have been beforehand deported from the U.S. for previous felony offenses.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT’S SIMPLY ‘UP TO AMERICANS’ TO CHOOSE TO FLEE AFGHANISTAN, DESPITE MANY HIDING FROM TALIBAN
The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Fox Information.
Along with safety considerations, the White Home introduced Friday that it has quickly suspended flights bringing Afghan refugees into the nation as a consequence of a measles concern.
“‘Operation Allies Welcome’ flights into america have been quickly paused on the request of the [Centers for Disease Control] and out of an abundance of warning due to 4 identified circumstances of measles amongst Afghans who not too long ago arrived in america,” White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki advised reporters.
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She stated that people are being quarantined and that the CDC has begun full contact tracing. Moreover, all arriving Afghans are required to have a measles vaccination as a situation of entry into the U.S.
The Related Press had beforehand reported that “well being security considerations” had shut down flights out of Qatar and Germany. There are almost 10,000 evacuees on the U.S. army base in Ramstein, Germany.
Fox Information’ Kyle Morris and Adam Shaw contributed to this text