A handful of Republican senators are calling on the Biden administration to provide an overdue report on the vetting process for Afghan evacuees brought into the United States.
The letter, signed by six Republican senators, was a follow-up on a previous call demanding that Biden’s Department of Homeland Security provide composition and vetting information for the tens of thousands of Afghan refugees relocated to the United States following the administration’s deadly and chaotic withdrawal from the war-torn country.
“Congress mandated this report include the immigration status of Afghan evacuees located here in the United States and at overseas bases of U.S. Armed Forces, including any evacuees ‘flagged as potential security risks or concerns,'” the letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated. “This information is necessary for Congress to perform its constitutional oversight duties, which include an understanding of the composition of the Afghan evacuee population located in the United States and any potential national security concerns. As of the date of this letter, you have failed to meet the statutorily mandated deadline. That is unacceptable.”
“We request you immediately comply with the statutory deadline and provide the above referenced report,” the request concluded.