When President Biden launched his sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, it came on the heels of former President Trump’s previous agreement with the Taliban. One that Biden wouldn’t challenge or try to change. Instead, he simply picked up stakes and left a power vacuum that the Taliban was quick to collapse on and take over. Leaving trillions in equipment and arms, Biden’s withdrawal was done seemingly to disrupt the region.
Breaking previously made promises to Afghan allies by trying to leave them there, troops on the ground were suddenly faced with a daunting situation as people raced to the airports to try and get out. This forced a hand of having to either rescue people now or pay off their families for having them killed and backing out on their word. So, Biden had them sent right to the US.
Now, a deal rigged up by Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) would send immigration rates skyrocketing. Giving thousands of illegal aliens who show up at the border daily a clear path to stay here, the bill would also give border crossers an even faster release. While this is infuriating enough, they have snuck in a back door measure that gives Afghan immigrants a green card with no investigation.
As CBS News reported, “The compromise is also expected to include provisions related to legal immigration. Negotiators have agreed to … offer permanent residency to tens of thousands of Afghans brought to the U.S. following the fall of Kabul in 2021.”
With the Biden administration shipping nearly 100k of them to the US following their pullout, they have had little to no investigation done on their backgrounds, intentions, or what they did to be here. With so many unvetted Afghans crashing the airport and so many assets left in the country to die, the Biden administration made a mess of the situation. Now he wants to make that mess a permanent part of our economy.