Under Joe Biden’s national security agenda, immigrants with ties to terrorists are being allowed to enter the United States.
And that, explains a new report in Just the News, is raising concerns about the nation’s security.
According to the report, under Biden’s leadership, officials in the State and Homeland Security departments recently announced they have taken the federal law called the Immigration and Nationality Act and changed it.
The changes now would allow entry into the U.S., as well as other “immigration benefits,” to those people who have provided support to terrorists, if their support could be considered “limited” or “insignificant,” Just the News explained.
That support could include ordinary “commercial” transactions as well as “the satisfaction of certain well-established or verifiable family, social, or cultural obligations.”
The changes appeared in a notice in the Federal Register, Just the News explained.
It “creates a carveout so immigration restrictions, including an entry ban into the country, no longer apply to these individuals provided they show they ‘pose no danger to the safety and security of the United States,'” the report explained.
Also considered would be whether the alien endorsed “terrorist activities that they knew or reasonably should have known targeted noncombatant persons, U.S. citizens, or U.S. interests,” Just the News reported.
Jessica Vaughan, of the Center for Immigration Studies, pointed out the danger.
She told Just the News, “This is a very concerning decision to weaken the government’s ability to keep supporters of terror groups from exploiting our generous immigration system. This policy essentially makes excuses on behalf of foreign nationals who have been found to support terror groups, giving them deniability, and enables naive bureaucrats to look the other way at a record of concerning behavior on the part of applicants.”
The change opens the door for “those who hate America and support terror groups to live here legally, free to fight us from within, and free to sponsor others to come in,” she said.
“A State Department spokesperson told Just the News that the move is meant specifically to help Afghans so they don’t get flagged unfairly and can enjoy America’s immigration benefits,” the report explained.
Specifically, the Biden administration official said it was written to help individuals “who supported and worked with the U.S. military in Afghanistan, worked as civil servants or as doctors, teachers, and engineers during a time when the Taliban was in power, or who paid fees to the Taliban as required by daily life to do things like pass through a checkpoint or utilize a government service to obtain a passport or other document.”
Members of the Islamist Taliban members took over Afghanistan, including billions of dollars of American war machinery, when Biden abruptly pulled all American soldiers out, leaving behind hundreds of American citizens as well as thousands of Afghans who worked with the U.S. military.
But, Just the News reported, the actual rule is so broad it appears to apply to all countries and individuals who were involved with “U.S.-designated terrorist organizations such as ISIS and al-Qaida.
Biden’s policies also have allowed hundreds of thousands of unknown illegal aliens into the U.S. across the now-porous southern border, and the report said already this year there have been 50 arrests of migrants listed on the Terrorist Screening Database.
Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, issued a terse warning, “The next terrorist attack could already be here. That’s not being hyperbolic.”
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