Scoop: U.S. to deny entry to some Afghans in Kosovo

5/16/2022 1:30:00 PM

The determinations stem from security concerns, or the identification of potential ties to the Taliban or terrorist organizations.

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SCOOP: The Biden administration is preparing for the first time to notify several Afghans currently waiting at a U.S. Army base in Kosovo that they'll be denied entry to the U.S.

The determinations stem from security concerns, or the identification of potential ties to the Taliban or terrorist organizations.

The Biden administration is preparing Monday to notify several Afghans currently waiting at a U.S. Army base in Kosovo that they'll be denied entry to the United States, two administration officials told Axios.The determinations stem from security concerns, or the identification

for the Afghans being denied entry, according to sources with direct knowledge of the plans.What they're saying:He added: "While the vast majority of Afghan evacuees have been cleared through this process, the small number of individuals who have been denied are examples of the system working exactly as it should.”

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That is what we get for our government the people who help us we reject but the people who are against us they welcome. 16 people is a very small number of people to be denied compared to the thousands that were vetted and cleared. Good job StateDept

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29, 2021. Photo: Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration is preparing Monday to notify several Afghans currently waiting at a U. | UPDATED: May 14, 2022 at 3:14 p.S.S. Army base in Kosovo that they'll be denied entry to the United States, two administration officials told Axios. TANGI VALLEY, Afghanistan — The father of six knew that where he was digging could kill him. Why it matters: Such formal determinations may ultimately impact as many as 16 refugees currently at Camp Bondsteel in eastern Kosovo. Putin’s government and much of Europe.

They also mark the first time the Biden administration has rejected Afghans who've been housed there for additional vetting before being granted entry to the U. So Sayed Rahman and his 9-year-old son, Javidullah, set out to disassemble a few decaying fortifications scattered among the remains of the country’s last three wars.” Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.S. The determinations stem from security concerns, or the identification of potential ties to the Taliban or terrorist organizations. The munition exploded, killing his father and wounding the boy. The State Department is considering two options for the Afghans being denied entry, according to sources with direct knowledge of the plans. For further reassurance that their laws will be abided by, male “guardians” will now be punished for allowing women to leave the house without the mandated attire. One, work with the Taliban to facilitate their return to Afghanistan. In this once strategically important thoroughfare that connects Wardak and Logar provinces, the Soviet war of the 1980s is buried beneath the civil war of the 1990s, which lies beneath the 20-year American War that ended in August. A photo posted by Suspilne, the Ukrainian public broadcasting company, showed the veteran presenter at a desk in a bunkerlike room, surrounded by computers, wires, a camera and eroding walls that revealed patches of brick underneath.

Two, persuade other countries to take them in. What they're saying: A National Security Council spokesman told Axios all Afghans who fled amid the chaotic U. But in the nine months since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, more than 180 people have been killed by unexploded munitions, many of whom were trying to collect and sell scrap, according to United Nations and Taliban officials. This marks a sharp pivot from when Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesperson, proclaimed that “our sisters, our men have the same rights,” in an unconvincing attempt to reassure the world of a new, modern Taliban.S. withdrawal from Kabul last August "must first undergo a multi-layered, rigorous screening and vetting process. The scrap-metal economy and casualties from buried munitions are inextricably linked, long a part of Afghanistan’s history as one of the poorest and most heavily mined countries in the world." That process begins overseas, and is conducted by intelligence, law enforcement and counterterrorism professionals from the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC); and additional Intelligence Community partners, the spokesman said. CTV reported that she described pre-Taliban Afghanistan as “a thriving cultural environment” with 3. Not all ofKalush Orchestra’s team was present in Italy; Slavik Hnatenko, who runs the group’s social media, was in Ukraine fighting.

He added: "While the vast majority of Afghan evacuees have been cleared through this process, the small number of individuals who have been denied are examples of the system working exactly as it should. It has been 33 years since the last Soviet tank left Afghanistan, and their munitions are still killing people, especially children.” Yes, but: "Everyone here is waiting for clearance," Mohammad Arif Sarwari, who worked with the CIA to dislodge the Taliban, and then served as the chief of Afghan intelligence, told Axios by phone from Camp Bondsteel on Sunday. "We thought maybe three months or six months — but not nine months," he said. “I very much hope that very shortly we’ll be able to agree on a product that expresses our collective agreement and concern about these latest developments,” Woodward said in regards to the UN’s political mission in Afghanistan. "The vetting team has interviewed us, maybe five or six times," he said. "We are not free; we can't go outside. And he was prepared to fight if asked, he said.

" Some Afghans of poor health and cramped conditions at the camp, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The Taliban’s struggle to restore the economy is heavily impeded by international sanctions that exclude them from major financial institutions. The big picture: As Kabul was falling last year, more than 100,000 Afghans — including many who worked for the U.S. government and fought the Taliban — fled their home country. Approximately 76,000 were granted entry to the U.

S. through Operation Allies Welcome. The State Department is working on giving many of them long-term immigration status. Some "hard cases" who fled — including Afghans with potential ties to terrorist organizations — were sent along with their family members to Camp Bondsteel. It now houses about 100.

The U.S. government arranged with the government of Kosovo to house them for 365 days, so they could be screened. Under that agreement, some of the Afghans who've been denied entry to the U.S.

will have to leave Kosovo by September. Driving the news: The State Department plans to inform the Kosovo government of its final determination on Monday. It also will inform the Afghans who've been denied entry of their new status. An estimated 16 of Camp Bondsteel's hard cases were slated to be denied entry to the U.S.

, one source with direct knowledge of the plans told Axios. A second said the number of finalized denials was in the high single digits. Not every Afghan refugee at Bondsteel will be informed of their status on Monday, giving those who don't get immediate word some hope they may yet be cleared for entry into the U.S. Flashback: the U.

S. deported its first Afghan back to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. That movement came as a result of a criminal record discovered after the individual arrived in the U.S. Axios on facebook .