Administration Wants Faster Afghan Refugee Resettlement

Say those still in Qatar could come to the U.S. 

The resettlement of Afghan refugees is a plan President Biden’s administration would like to hasten. The new plan could send refugees now based at an American military site in Qatar to the United States as part of a 30-day process. 

Afghans would be screened, vetted, approved for refugee status, and transported to the U.S. over the span of one month, according to a report which also noted that it could take five years to complete the screening process. 

A spokesperson for the National Security Council said, “There is more work to do, which is why we are exploring a variety of innovations to streamline the resettlement process and eliminate redundancies while maintaining the robust health and screening and vetting process.” 

The resettlement program has not been without its controversies in local communities. An Arizona state legislator complained this week that Afghan refugees were being “dumped” in one Arizona city. “We don’t know who is coming here, why they’re coming here, and what security precautions are gonna be enacted to protect the community,” he said. He also questioned the vetting process. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration to look to the Lord for wisdom as they seek to accelerate the resettlement process.
  • For members of the National Security Council as they evaluate methods of vetting Afghan evacuees.
  • For members of Congress to be led by God as they assess the administration’s actions and policies.

Sources: The Hill, Axios


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