A group of male Afghan refugees being briefly housed on the Dona Ana military advanced in New Mexico allegedly assaulted a feminine U.S. service member, Fort Bliss officers confirmed.
The advanced that straddles the Texas-New Mexico border close to El Paso homes hundreds of evacuees airlifted from the nation throughout the USA’s evacuation. In line with the assertion from Fort Bliss officers, a feminine member supporting Fort Bliss’s Operation Allies Welcome challenge reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by a “small group” of male evacuees.
“We take the allegation significantly and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the assertion mentioned. “The protection and well-being of our service members, in addition to all of these on our installations, is paramount. We instantly offered applicable care, counseling and assist to the service member.”
The assertion additionally mentioned the bottom would take steps to enhance security, together with putting in extra lights and imposing the buddy system.
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“We’ll cooperate totally with the FBI and can proceed to make sure the service member reporting this assault is totally supported,” the assertion concluded.
The FBI confirmed it acquired the referral from Fort Bliss, and the El Paso FBI workplace is investigating the case.
Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico known as the incident “one other tragic failure within the vetting course of for Afghan nationals delivered to America, a few of whom have confirmed to be rapists, criminals, and traffickers. The American individuals deserve solutions.”
On Wednesday, two Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin have been charged with federal crimes. One allegedly tried to coerce intercourse from a minor, and the opposite was charged with assaulting his spouse by attempting to strangle her.
Republican senators despatched a l etter demanding solutions from the Biden administration concerning the background standing of Afghan refugees, as some have been suspected of participating in baby marriage.
“What number of Afghan nationals are ready on background checks at a transit web site? What number of Afghan nationals have been paroled into the USA?” they requested. “What particular classes, lessons, or standards represent the Administration’s definition of ‘weak Afghans’? What number of people who’ve been paroled into the USA fall underneath every class, class, or standards?”
A Biden administration official denied earlier this month that “anybody of concern” had been evacuated to the U.S.
Jerry Dunleavy contributed to this report.