According to a recent announcement, the Pentagon is adding three new U.S. military bases to the list of bases that will help house Afghan refugees, who make it stateside after being evacuated by the military.
“Today the Department of Defense can announce that it has authorized Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.; Fort Pickett, Va.; and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to provide additional support to the U.S. mission to evacuate Afghan special immigrant visa applicants, their families, and other at-risk individuals,” press secretary John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon.
According to another recent report from Politico, the US Department of Defense is currently making room for the refugees at US Army installations Fort Bliss in Texas, and Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.
The incoming Afghans are supposed to be only those who applied for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). But according to reports, thousands of their family members, as well as many others who do not fall under these categories are either one their way stateside, have already arrived in the US, or on their way to Europe.
According to another report from ABC News, Border Patrol agents have been solicited for a temporary assignment to assist to process tens of thousands of Afghan refugees seeking asylum. The solicitation comes as Border Patrol struggles to perform routine patrols for the demands of processing mostly Central American migrants.
According to a new forecast, more than 1.8 million illegal immigrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this year, making it the “worst ever” on record for illegal immigration.
Only around 1 million legal immigrants are processed in an average year, which would mean total immigration for 2021 would be over 3 million people.
The projection from Princeton Policy Advisors showed that a high of 1,864,000 illegal immigrants could cross the southwest border based on current trends and past averages.
Many worry that the evacuation and alleged end of the war in Afghanistan will bring another migrant crisis to not only Europe but now the United States.
Joe Biden recently authorized a further $500 million dollars to relocate Afghan refugees, while French President Emmanuel Macron is concerned about up to 3 million of them arriving in Europe.
The migrant crisis of 2015 led to many European nations having to build cement barricades around Christmas markets to prevent truck attacks like the one that happened in Nice, France that killed 84 people. Another terror attack in France at the Bataclan concert hall left 89 slaughtered on the floor of the hall.
The crisis of 2015 as well as other mass immigration into the UK, created the grooming gang problem England has been battling for decades and led to over 1,000 rapes on New Year’s Eve in Cologne Germany.
Sweden, which has been dealing with many grenade attacks due to mass immigration, experienced several live-streamed rapes by Afghan migrants following the 2015 crisis.