Exclusive — TX AG Ken Paxton on Afghan Refugees: ‘We Don’t Know Whether They’re Vetted’ or ‘Terrorists’

Refugees from Afghanistan are escorted to a waiting bus after arriving and being processed at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia on August 23, 2021. - Around 16,000 people were evacuated over the past 24 hours from Afghanistan through the Kabul airport, the Pentagon said on August 23, 2021, as …
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Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-TX) warned that Texas is unable to verify what screening measures, if any, were applied to Afghan migrants and refugees seeking resettlement in America.

The federal government has not shared its vetting procedures with Texas, Paxton said on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

“We don’t have any confidence in the Biden administration [to vet Afghan migrants],” Paxton remarked. “When you look at the border and how they’re just inviting people to come across … obviously the cartels are involved in every transaction, because you have to pay them to get across the border.”

The Biden administration’s policies toward border security enrich transnational criminal cartels by facilitating the trafficking of drugs, people, and weapons into the U.S., Paxton stated.

“We’ve got the Biden administration helping the cartels, helping them import drugs, helping them import COVID into our state, helping them import sex trafficking and other human trafficking,” he said, “and yet here we are with the Afghan refugees.”

He went on, “We don’t know anything about them. It’s very likely the federal government won’t tell us anything about them, We won’t know whether they’re vetted, whether they’re terrorists. They’ll drop them in places we won’t even know.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference on the U.S. Southern Border and President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, in the Hart Senate Office Building on May 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will testify on May 13 before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the DHS treatment of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. Southern border. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference on the U.S. Southern Border and President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, in the Hart Senate Office Building on May 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Paxton added, “I don’t know that we’ll vet [Afghan refugees] at all. I think it’ll just be whatever the federal government says they’ve done. We won’t really know if it’s true. We won’t even know if they’ve done anything, and so, they’ll be dropped wherever the federal government wants to drop them, and they’ll disappear into our society. We’ll never know, until something bad happens, if we have a terrorist.”

Paxton warned that digital censorship imposed by Google will amplify and fuse with big government, if unchecked by appropriate regulation.

“We’re going to proceed forward [with Texas’s antitrust lawsuit against Google],” Paxton stated, “and try to demonstrate to the court and to the American people that these Big Tech companies that have such a monopoly on so many different things need to be regulated.”

He concluded, “[We] need to have some type of check on their ability to control everything that we’re doing, and if we don’t get a handle on it, they will align with big government, and we will be in a position where free speech may be a real problem, and other things that we take for granted now will be controlled by them and the federal government.”

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