Republicans demand details on Afghan evacuees charged with crimes in the U.S.
Republican lawmakers on Friday demanded the Biden administration reveal how many Afghan evacuees have already been charged with crimes in the U.S. after federal prosecutors revealed two cases in Wisconsin involving allegations of spousal abuse and attempted sexual assault of two boys under 15 years of age.
Reps. Tom Tiffany, Andy Biggs and others said that it is time to make it clear who was brought out from Afghanistan and who made it to the U.S. as well as what the screening process looks like.
In a letter to President Biden, they said it’s been more than a month since the start of the haphazard airlift that brought more than 120,000 people out of Kabul, yet answers to basic questions are still lacking. They also stated that the administration has given contradicting stories when it speaks.
The American people should know what’s happening, including a complete accounting of criminal complaints involving Afghans who have been held at U.S. bases ever since the evacuees arrived in the U.S. last week,” the congressmen wrote.
Reporters have highlighted the most troubling cases in the absence of a complete accounting.
Top Biden officials confirmed that at least some child brides were brought to the U.S. by the airlift.
This week, prosecutors unveiled charges against two evacuees in Wisconsin. One of them is accused of assaulting his wife, and the other of having sexual contact with two cousins.