Last week, congressional Republicans launched a probe into a controversial Biden Administration border decision. I know, I know —too many to count, right? This latest one is particularly egregious and will certainly appear in attack ads come election time.
People with terrorist ties now have an easier time getting into the country, thanks to Biden.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, the Biden Administration “amended federal immigration law to permit foreigners who provided ‘insufficient material support’ to designated terrorist organizations to receive ‘immigration benefits or other status’ inside America.”
“The State Department said the law was altered to make it easier for vulnerable Afghans who might have worked with terror groups to find refuge in America, but current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the Free Beacon said the rule is so broadly written that it could also apply to those who worked with al Qaeda or Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the country’s paramilitary fighting force that has killed hundreds of Americans.”
Rolling out the red carpet for the cartels wasn’t enough —Mr. Biden had to let terrorists in, too.
“These loose and overly broad definitions will open the floodgates for supporters of terrorism to enter the United States,” Banks wrote in a letter to the White House. “Such a general waiver, if implemented, would create additional difficulty in immigration vetting process, have catastrophic consequences on border security and put American families at increased risk from terrorism.”
Banks, as well as three other GOP Reps. — Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Greg Steube (R-FL), and Rob Wittman (R-VA)—have suspicions this border blunder may be a concession to Iran as part of some new version of the nuclear accord.
“This order was also released just weeks before negotiations with Iran over restoring the nuclear deal recommenced,” Banks writes. “Iran has yet to officially stop demanding its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) be delisted as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), though your administration has said that the IRGC will remain as such.”
“Exercising broad executive authorities to weaken the legal force of [foreign terrorist organization] designations is bound to increase risks to U.S. national security,” Banks adds.
This is just the latest Biden border bungle. GOP Reps have called on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign (or face impeachment if the House flips); a number of Texas counties have declared an invasion; and Biden, himself, has been threatened with impeachment.
177,793 migrant encounters were logged in May 2022. Website The Center Square estimates the number of “gotaways” to be more than one million since Biden took office.
But the administration is making it even easier to get in.
Banks and Co. want an answer by July 22nd —the clock is ticking.