Previously deported Afghans with prior felony convictions in the United States have been brought back to the U.S., accidentally, as part of President Joe Biden’s massive resettlement operation out of Afghanistan.
Internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records reviewed by the Washington Post show that at least two Afghans who were previously deported from the U.S. for felony convictions got back into the country as evacuees.
The Post reports:
Both were deported after felony convictions: one for a 2010 sexual assault and the other for an armed robbery in 2011, according to one official who was not authorized to discuss the criminal records. The two individuals are currently in ICE custody in Virginia. [Emphasis added]
While the two Afghans remain in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has suggested that Afghans deported from the U.S. will not be returned to Afghanistan and will instead