Another Afghan evacuee turns out to be a criminal: A robber deported from the US in 2017 is identified among the arrivals after the rapist was arrested in DC after catching a flight from Kabul
- The unidentified man was convicted of aggravated theft in 2011
- The man was initially deported in 2017
- He passed the Biden administration’s vetting process before boarding a flight to Washington
- This is the second recent case of a criminal coming over from Afghanistan as America tries to persuade people seeking freedom from the Taliban
Another evacuee from Afghanistan who recently arrived in the United States turns out to be a convicted felon who was deported from America four years ago.
This is the second recent case of a criminal coming over from Afghanistan as America tries to persuade people seeking freedom from the return of the Taliban to power in the country.
The unknown man was convicted in 2011 for aggravated theft. He was expelled from the country in 2017.
He passed the Biden administration’s vetting process and boarded a flight to Washington Dulles International Airport to come to the country.
Another evacuee from Afghanistan who recently arrived in the United States turns out to be a convicted felon who was deported from America four years ago
A convicted rapist who was deported from the US in 2017 was recently arrested in Dulles after catching the Ethiopian Airlines evacuation flight from Kabul.
Ghader Heydari, 47, boarded an evacuee flight but was flagged by border officials upon arrival in Washington.
A man whose name and age match Heydari’s pleaded guilty to rape in Ada County, Idaho, in 2010, and he spent more than five years in prison. According to The Washington TimesHeydari came to the US as a refugee and received a green card in 2000.
It is not clear how he ended up on the run, as it was “unlikely” that he had a special immigrant visa or that he was a refugee.
Evacuees are believed to undergo security clearances at transit hubs outside the US before being allowed into the country, and Heydari may have slipped through.
A senior government also said his rape conviction was not enough to keep him from fleeing due to the extreme nature of the humanitarian crisis.
He was being held at the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia, according to… DailyWire, after border officials saw his criminal and immigration history.
When Heydari arrived in the US on the evacuation flight, officials tried to persuade him to cancel his request to enter, but he seems to have refused.
An Idaho sheriff said his victim has been warned about Heydari’s return to the country.
The US evacuated 13,400 people from Kabul in late August and took the evacuees to bases in Qatar, Bahrain or Germany before returning to the states.
They flew 5,100 people from Kabul on US military aircraft. Another 8,300 were rescued by coalition flights. The total – 13,400 – was drastically less than the 19,000 rescued the previous day.
Customs and border protection marked the arrival of both criminals in the United States.
The unknown man is now in deportation proceedings.
The Department of Homeland Security and State Department officials declined to comment immediately on the specific cases.
ICE deported more than 200 people from the United States to Afghanistan between 2012 and 2020.
The unknown man was convicted in 2011 of aggravated theft. He was expelled from the country in 2017.
President Biden has steadfastly defended the exit from Afghanistan amid criticism of many aspects of the withdrawal.
A rebellious Biden in late August said the operation could not have been conducted “more orderly” and “respectfully disagreed” with critics who said he should have started the evacuation earlier to avoid the chaos.
The president also praised the 120,000 people they brought to safety in “one of the largest airlifts in history,” pledged to continue working to get Afghan allies out and said the State Department had contacted 19 times since March. with stranded Americans asking if she wanted to leave.
Biden spoke passionately as he defended his actions, sometimes waving his arms and clutching the podium, amid intense criticism from Democrats, many Republicans and fellow world leaders over his handling of the US backlash.
Biden has steadfastly defended the exit from Afghanistan amid criticism of many aspects of the withdrawal