Friday's HOT MIC
More from ABC News:
Facing a tense security situation at home and few apparent repercussions in the U.S., dozens of Afghan soldiers and security personnel who came to the U.S. for training have gone AWOL -- and the number is increasing, according to the latest report from government's oversight group for Afghanistan.
Hundreds of Afghan troops helping to fight the Taliban in their country train in the U.S. each year, and last year 13 percent of them went missing, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR.
That's double the historical average of 6 percent for Afghan troops over the last 12 years, and far higher than the average desertion rate of 0.07 percent for all foreign troops training in the U.S.
U.S. officials expect that the number of Afghan troops going missing to continue to climb.
Let 'em in, teach 'em how to kill, then lose 'em! Heck of a plan.
Naturally, this is a cause for consternation:
U.S. immigration officials meanwhile have some concerns about AWOL trainees posing a danger in this country. The Afghan soldiers who have gone missing in the U.S. are considered "high risk" by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) counterterrorism unit because they came into the country with more limited vetting than other visitors and they are military-trained individuals of a fighting age. Moreover, the trainees by going AWOL have demonstrated a "flight risk" and shown little or no concern about possible arrest and detention.
What a marvelous time to have several large cities, along with the entire state of California, making it difficult for immigration authorities to do their jobs. People who want to disappear know exactly where to go to do so, as sanctuary cities never shut up about how welcoming they are to lawbreakers.