Biden left Americans behind in Afghanistan, but he managed to bring the same sorts of people he’s been funneling through his open border.
A man who had been convicted of rape and deported from the U.S. was allowed to board an Afghan evacuation flight and reach America, law enforcement sources say.
The vetting here is top-notch.
As I previously noted, any Afghan who reaches America, whatever his past, is now undeportable. So this guy is here to stay.
When American citizens were having trouble catching flights out of Kabul, Ghader Heydari made it on an Ethiopian Airlines charter flight for evacuees.
Border officials flagged the 47-year-old on his arrival at Washington Dulles International Airport. They appear to be the first to have spotted his criminal and immigration history and derailed his entry.
Heydari’s exact path to entry is not clear, though it’s unlikely he holds a Special Immigrant Visa. Those were reserved for Afghans who provided significant support for the U.S. in the war effort.
Heydari came to the U.S. as a refugee sometime in the previous century and was granted a green card in 2000.
A man whose name and age match Heydari‘s pleaded guilty to rape in Ada County, Idaho, in 2010. He served more than five years in a state prison and was released on supervision in December 2015, according to state records.
He was ordered deported by an immigration judge in 2016 and was removed in 2017.
When Heydari arrived in the U.S. on the evacuation flight, officials tried to persuade him to cancel his request to enter, formally known as withdrawal of application for admission, but he appears to have refused.
Why would he? He lived here for over a decade. He knows how the system works and how to play it.
The question is how long until he’s walking the streets of Boise again?