Sen. Tex Cruz blasted President Biden after reports that a number of adult male Afghan refugees had arrived in the United States with child brides.
“There have been multiple cases of child brides and polygamous families from Afghanistan arriving at military bases here in America as part of their botched evacuation,” the Texas Republican said in a Friday statement.
“These reports are credible and horrifying. President Biden had no plan for a secure, orderly, and responsible withdrawal from Afghanistan. Instead, the President and Biden-Harris officials imposed arbitrary deadlines for political purposes.”
Cruz said he had argued for refugees to face additional vetting in third countries and accused the president of importing “an acute human rights crisis into the United States.”
The issue came to public spotlight after an internal State Department document “reported multiple cases of minor females who presented as ‘married’ to adult Afghan men, as well as polygamous families,” arriving at Fort McCoy, about 100 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin.
The document went on to ask with official guidance about how best to proceed, the Associated Press reported.