Psaki Admits that CBP Officials Are ‘Completely Overloaded,’ Intel Community ‘Working 24 Hours a Day’ to Vet the Tens of Thousands of Afghans

‘The screening and security vetting is conducted by a combination of the intelligence, law enforcement, counterterrorism professionals from across government’

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PSAKI: "They are. And I will say this is a reflection of the fact that we have hundreds of employees, of our intelligence community working 24 hours a day to do the vetting necessary and reviews necessary to move people into the United States. Now, I would remind you that there are a number of people, tens of thousands of people who are departing Afghanistan, who are going to third countries, lily pads, as we’ve been calling them, and where additional vetting can take place, either because they’ve only proceeded through certain steps of this — of the immigrant visa process, or because their vetting process has not yet been completed.”

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