Convicted Rapist, Previously Deported, Brought Back to US as Afghan Refugee

In the latest example of the complete lack of vetting in the ongoing evacuation of alleged Afghan refugees, a man who was previously deported after being convicted of rape returned to the United States on one of the last Afghan evacuation flights, the Daily Caller reports.

The criminal in question is 47-year-old Ghader Heydari, who is currently on parole as a result of his conviction. He had boarded an Ethiopian flight that was meant to take evacuees, but was detained after arriving at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Although he is currently detained at the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia, his return to the country marks yet another failure in the chaotic evacuation process that appears to have little to no rules with regards to who can come to America.

Several Republican officials spoke out against the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to import thousands of Afghan refugees into the country without proper vetting. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) described the situation as “chaos,” and said that Biden is “bringing in TENS OF THOUSANDS of people into America without thorough vetting.” Cruz suggested that “all unvetted evacuees should be housed in safe 3rd countries,” in a manner similar to the Trump Administration’s highly successful “Remain in Mexico” policy for immigrants at the southern border.

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said that “we’re not really vetting them before bringing them here. We can’t do it this fast.” Cuccinelli, who also served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Trump Administration, pointed out that such an effort is “normally an 18-24 month process with 14 steps,” before rhetorically asking “think there might be shortcuts now?”

The last of the evacuation flights arrived in the United States on Monday, with the Pentagon formally declaring that the War in Afghanistan had finally come to an end after nearly 20 years. While thousands of Afghan refugees have been imported into the country, there are still hundreds of American citizens who have been left behind in the country of Afghanistan, which is now completely under the control of the Taliban.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: TOPSHOT - An US Air Force aircraft takes off from the airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. - Rockets were fired at Kabul's airport on August 30 where US troops were racing to complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuate allies under the threat of Islamic State group attacks. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

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