During a National Immigration Forum conference on Tuesday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi says the United States ought to resettle more Afghans as leftist billionaire financier George Soros aids President Joe Biden’s massive resettlement operation out of Afghanistan.
“There are millions of Afghan refugees preceding this crisis in Pakistan and Iran, in particular … [they] are in need of resettlement to third countries where they can be more secure,” Grandi said. “I hope that, with respect to the United States, a country that has recently and laudably — the president has really, importantly increased … the yearly resettlement quota to 125,000 — I hope that a sizeable chunk of that new quota can be utilized for Afghan refugees for those already existing in the vicinity of Afghanistan that deserve resettlement.
Soros, with deep ties to the UN, in August committed to spending $10 million to bring as many Afghans as possible to the U.S. on “humanitarian parole” in the hopes of securing them refugee status in the future.
Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Tom Tiffany (R-WI), and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), have unsuccessfully sought information about the criminal records of Afghans brought to the U.S. and criminal cases occurring on the bases where they are being housed. Already, three Afghan men brought to the U.S. as part of Biden’s operation have been charged with child sex crimes, domestic abuse, and rape. Others have been arrested for theft and robbery while living on U.S. military bases.
Over the last 20 years, nearly a million refugees have been resettled in the nation. Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, and each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16% of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.