U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the evacuation of Afghan refugees, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as their “brides.”
According to CBS News, “several” Afghan girls who were evacuated have told officials that their families forced them into marriage outside of the Kabul airport so that they could be eligible for evacuation.
U.S. officials at intake centers in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which female Afghan children have been presented to authorities as the “wives” of much older men.
New Mexico Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell expressed concern after visiting more than refugees housed at Holloman Air Force Base in her congressional district. Herrell said military officials could not provide basic facts about those living at the base.
“Unfortunately, I left Holloman Air Force Base with more questions than answers. High ranking military brass and officials from Homeland Security and the State Department could not provide facts about the identities of those in the ‘Village,'” Herrell said.
“They did not know (or would not say) how many were U.S. citizens, how many were Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, or how many were merely people that made it onto our airplanes.
“Even more importantly, they could not say how many refugees had roles serving alongside U.S. forces,” the congresswoman added.
Based on reports from Politico, the US Department of Defense is currently making room for around 50,000 refugees at US Army installations like Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, and several others throughout the country.
After a short stay at various processing centers, the refugees will then be resettled in states across the country.
According to reports, the refugees arriving in Spokane, Washington, Boise Idaho, and Missoula Montana, will be staying in the towns for the foreseeable future.
According to the New York Post, the White House is requesting Congress make welfare benefits available to Afghan nationals being resettled into the US.
Weeks after tens of thousands of Afghans were transported to the US, the White House asked Congress for $6.4 billion in funds to help resettle the evacuees.
The funding they’re requesting would go towards authorizing Afghanis who have been paroled into the United States to receive welfare benefits and qualify for a driver’s license.
To be eligible, all individuals must have been paroled in the US between July 30 and Sept. 30 of this year.
Many Americans 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.
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.
A 2018 report found that 99 out of 112 gang rapists in Sweden had a foreign background.
According to another report from Germany, Afghan migrants were 16 times more likely than German citizens to commit a violent crime and were particularly overrepresented in gang-rape statistics. While migrants from Afghanistan only make up around 0.3 percent of the population, they accounted for a stunning percentage of all suspects in 2018.
Most of the rapes occurred while the migrants were applying for asylum in the country.