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Dems Discuss Funding Afghan Refugees in ‘Infrastructure’ Package

Brittany Jordan



Democrats have reportedly begun Tuesday to consider funding Afghan refugees coming to the United States with the $3.5 trillion Trojan horse infrastructure package.

“The discussions are in an early phase and no decision has been made about a dollar amount or how it would fit within the process known as reconciliation,” Bloomberg reported. “The funds would be in addition to the $1 billion for evacuations, visas and other refugee processing that is part of a supplemental security spending Congress has already passed.”

Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants crowd into the Herat Kabul Internet cafe seeking help applying for the SIV program on August 8, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

The report suggests the additional spending would encompass “resettlement costs,” an official told Bloomberg under anonymity “because the talks haven’t been made public.”

President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense (DOD) stated Monday they will accept 22,000 Afghan refugees into military installations at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and Fort Bliss in Texas following the collapse of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday.

Internally displaced Afghan men, who fled from Kunduz province due to battles between Taliban and Afghan security, gather as they register to recive food at the Shahr-e-Naw Park in Kabul on August 10, 2021. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Internally displaced Afghan men, who fled from Kunduz province due to battles between Taliban and Afghan security, gather as they register to receive food at the Shahr-e-Naw Park in Kabul. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

The Trojan horse package, however, may be in limbo due to House Democrats and Republicans working to separate Biden’s two-track scheme, Breitbart News reported. The scheme entails the House passing simultaneously the so-called bipartisan infrastructure deal with the Trojan horse package, which is overflowing with far-left items, such as expanding Medicare, amnesty, global warming initiatives, and subsidized racial equity and environmental justice initiatives.

Despite the pressure, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is sticking to the radical left and their two-track system. Fox News reported, “Speaker Pelosi reportedly said in caucus call tonight she was unswayed by moderate House Dems threats to vote against budget resolution until bipartisan infra bill gets a vote — sticking with progressives, who demanded it not move until human infra[structure] reconciliation bill advances.”

Meanwhile, Democrats appear more eager to talk about Afghan refuges than the estimated 10-to-40 thousand American citizens trapped inside the collapsed country of Afghanistan. The White House reported Tuesday morning that only 700 Americans will be evacuated Tuesday with Monday’s evacuation total marked at 150.

Reuters reported Tuesday that Biden’s military officials are frustrated with the evacuation process, which seems to have begun while the Taliban were at the gates of the county’s capital city, Kabul.

“We could have done a lot more to help. The administration waited too long,” a military official said. “Every decision has come too late and in reaction to events that make the subsequent decision obsolete.”

Reuters continued, “The source and another U.S. official told Reuters that the administration so badly misjudged the situation that the State Department flew a regular rotation of diplomats into Kabul last Tuesday even as the Taliban advanced toward the capital.”

The establishment media’s consensus of the Afghan crisis is that the White House is “currently overwhelmed” while also staring down the southern border crisis, debt limit crisis, and an uncompromising infrastructure fight on Capitol Hill.

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, this article stated the number of refugees accepted would be 30,000, based on a report by Fox News. The article has been updated to reflect previous reporting by Breitbart News that puts the number at 22,000.

Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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