GOP leader questions plan for Afghans

Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson said he's worried about Afghan resettlement efforts because of COVID infections and terrorism.


State News

September 16, 2021 - 10:04 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson said he’s worried about Afghan evacuees resettling in Kansas because of fears related to both COVID-19 and terrorism.

Masterson said Wednesday that he’s concerned about President Joe Biden’s plan to resettle almost 500 Afghan evacuees in the state because they could come to Kansas with COVID-19 infections, and he doesn’t know how well they’re being vetted.

He said he’s worried that vetting by Biden’s administration won’t keep terrorists or terrorist sympathizers out.

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