President Joe Biden has just designated the latest “temporary” 18-month stays-of-deportation and work authorization to thousands of Ethiopians and Liberians living in the United States, and who are illegally crossing the southern border, on grounds that war conditions prevent them from returning.
This latest legally questionable “Temporary Protective Status” grant to Ethiopians and also tens of thousands of Liberians, the sixth renewal despite the outbreak of peace in that West African country more than two decades ago, comes on the heels of similar Biden orders protecting Cameroonians and Sudanese after pressure by human rights groups to extend the protection to Mauritanians and Congolese.
But these immigration moves should not pass without remark about a problem that few dare raise: Many of those crossing the collapsed southern border hail from lands of utter barbarity and are finding easy admittance into interior America with little public assurance that background vetting systems can prevent the importation of war criminals. As I write in my forthcoming book Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History, the biggest portion ever known to be crossing the southern border are coming from 150 countries other than Mexico and Central America.
Stepping through the ruins of America’s collapsing southern border and other legal admittance processes are thousands of people from African nations teaming with tribal warlords and vicious militias that rape, pillage, plunder, and murder. Perhaps many are actually persecuted victims of these militias, just as they say.
But Mezemr Abebe Belayneh, an Ethiopian living as a naturalized American citizen in Snellville, Ga., certainly was not one of them. He is but one in a long and lengthening list of vicious African war criminals that ICE’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC) has rousted from U.S. hiding in just the past couple of years.
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