Defense Dept. to Resettle Afghans into U.S. After Denying Cuban Asylum Seekers

Nick Kangadis | July 20, 2021
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The federal government does NOT have freedom-loving or seeking people’s best interests at heart, but merely their own interests that keep them in the cushy positions they’ve enjoyed for decades. Why is one refugee or asylum seeker “worthy” of their sympathy but not those attempting to flee communism? Simple, because of their previously mentioned “own interests.”

The Pentagon announced that they will be providing an American military base, Fort Lee, as a “temporary host installation” for Afghans who aided the U.S. military while in Afghanistan “before being resettled elsewhere in the United States, according to comments made on Monday by Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby.

According to a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) press release on the DOD website:

This initial group of Afghans — about 700 Afghan citizens who participated in helping the U.S. military and 1,800 family members — are in the final stages of the SIV [special immigrant visa] process, and are expected to stay at Fort Lee for just a few days before being resettled elsewhere in the United States, Kirby said.

At Fort Lee, the Army will provide food and housing for both individuals and families. The Army will also provide medical care if it is needed. Kirby also said that all those coming to the U.S. will be medically screened before boarding planes to the U.S. and will also have already undergone an SIV-related security vetting process.

While it’s understandable to help those that helped our military while overseas, the move raises questions when you take into account that just last week Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that the U.S. will not give refuge to Cubans fleeing their country to escape an oppressive, communist regime.

“If individuals make, establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for resettlement," Mayorkas said, according to CBS News. "They will not enter the United States.”

The caveat of the Cuban, freedom-seeking people’s strife is that the Biden regime announced on Monday that they will review the possibility of “increasing the number of personnel at the U.S. embassy in Cuba” and whether or not they will give “remittances” to Cubans, the Daily Caller reported.

However, Biden himself said Monday that they won’t proceed on remittances just yet, because “it’s highly likely the [Cuban] regime would confiscate those remittances or big chunks of it.”

H/T: The Washington Times