A GOP repesentative is sounding the alarm, stating that the Biden administration is not answering questions from Congress about the security status of illegal minors.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Nearly two months after a member of the House Homeland Security Committee launched a formal probe into the Biden administration’s decision to relocate nearly 3,000 undocumented minors to New York, the White House has not provided Congress with security vetting information or the status of coronavirus tests for those illegal immigrants, according to the congressman.
Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R., N.Y.), who oversees the Department of Homeland Security as a member of the House committee, late last week accused the Biden administration of stonewalling Congress on the information.
“Almost two months have passed, and I have yet to receive a response from your administration,” Garbarino, who first petitioned the Biden administration in October for answers about its relocation program, wrote in a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “I remain troubled by the potential security and health risks that these migrants pose to Americans in my district.” The lawmaker said the Biden administration is withholding “information about who these people are, what their security vetting and COVID-19 screening status is, and how local resources will be impacted.”
The letter was sent just days after a brawl at the MercyFirst group home in Syosset, N.Y., where illegal immigrants are housed, in which two police officers were injured. The incident reignited concerns over the lack of security screening implemented by the administration when it decided to relocate the immigrant children. When news of the relocation effort first broke, Republicans in Congress accused the Biden administration of endangering communities by sending undocumented and unscreened illegal immigrants into them.
The admin has rolled back many strict Trump-era border policies.