Editorial Board, New York Post, November 4, 2023
It seems just a matter of time now before America suffers another 9/11-scale blow (or worse!), given that Team Biden has waved in thousands of immigrants from terror-hotbed nations, likely with little or no vetting.
Indeed, reports from the Center for Immigration Studies’ Todd Bensman have so alarmed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that the powerful lawmaker last week gave the Department of Homeland Security until just this next Friday to provide answers.
From May 2021 to August 2023, reports Bensman, DHS OK’d more than 249,000 migrants (far more than previously disclosed) for entry via President Biden’s CBP One app, which is used to schedule an appointment to “legally” meet US border officials.
And 99.7% of the app-using migrants get OK’d for quick release into America, with instant eligiblity for two-year renewable work permits.
The migrants include 7,300 from nations Washington labels “countries of national security concern”: countries like Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.
In fact, the prez started years earlier waving through newcomers from 24 nations of concern for potentially harboring terrorists, including large numbers from Muslim-majority former Soviet republics: 3,852 Kyrgystanis, 1,843 Uzbekistanis, 780 Tajikistanis and 339 Kazakhstanis.
Migrants from countries “of concern” — known as “special-interest aliens,” or SIAs — are supposed to receive enhanced terrorism-security screening, but Grassley doubts Team Biden did so.
“Simply put the Biden Administration is allowing people to enter the country without knowing who they are.”
Tens of thousands more have snuck in illegally between entry points — yet still won near-instant “personal-recognizance” passes that, in effect, let them disappear into the interior.
Clearly, the administration has no fear of another 9/11: Measures to prevent terrorists’ entry have crumbled, in favor of Biden’s let-them-all-in policies.