EXPLAINS: What happened to the evacuation of Afghanistan?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The evacuation of U.S. citizens and others from Afghanistan did not end with the departure of the last U.S. troops on August 30., but it seeped slowly. The United States aired 124,000 people from Kabul, the capital, in about six weeks as the US-backed Afghan military and government fell to the Taliban. … Read more

Most Afghan evacuees were not examined until they entered the United States, the GOP Senate memo said

Nearly all of the approximately 82,000 Afghans evacuated to the United States from Kabul in August were not properly examined before entering the country, a GOP Senate memo claims. The current administration has not examined information provided by tens of thousands of Afghans through personal interviews, and has instead chosen to rely solely on criminal … Read more

Most Afghan evacuees were not examined until they entered the United States, the GOP Senate memo said

Nearly all of the approximately 82,000 Afghans evacuated to the United States from Kabul in August were not properly examined before entering the country, a GOP Senate memo claims. The current administration has not examined information provided by tens of thousands of Afghans through personal interviews, and has instead chosen to rely solely on criminal … Read more

Opposition MPs demand that liberals ‘act swiftly’ to help left-behind Afghans

MPs will be in the House of Commons on Monday for the first time since the September election.Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press Opposition MPs say they have heard heartbreaking stories from people captured in Afghanistan and urge the Liberal government to quickly help those left behind. MPs will be in the House of Commons … Read more

Afghans seeking emergency humanitarian aid are worried about long delays

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) – More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary entry into the United States for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and triggered a chaotic US withdrawal. but only about 100 of them have been approved, according to federal officials. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has struggled to … Read more

‘We are worried about their lives’

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) – More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary entry into the United States for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and triggered a chaotic US withdrawal. but only about 100 of them have been approved, according to federal officials. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has struggled to … Read more

Taliban rebrand Kabul with its white flags, but what comes next has Afghans on edge – National

The five Taliban flags outside the terminal at Hamid Karzai International Airport let arriving passengers know that Afghanistan is under new ownership. Strong white banners have replaced Afghanistan’s black-red-and-green national flags on government ministries, police stations and military posts in the capital. They fly from the front fenders of Taliban pickups driving around the streets … Read more

Couples who helped the refugee family get out of Afghanistan meet them at DFW Aiport

DALLAS – It was an emotional meeting at DFW Airport on Wednesday afternoon when a family of Afghan refugees arrived to settle here in North Texas. When they arrived, they met some of the people who helped them. It has been a long, complicated and dangerous process for many Afghans leaving their homeland. Even those … Read more

The United States closes the first temporary residence for Afghan evacuees as resettlement accelerates

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it had stopped housing evacuated Afghans at one of the military sites that have housed them since the summer, citing the increasing pace of their resettlement in the United States. The last group of Afghan families housed in Fort Lee, Virginia, left the U.S. Army Post on Wednesday … Read more

The United States closes the first temporary residence for Afghan evacuees as resettlement accelerates

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it had stopped housing evacuated Afghans at one of the military sites that have housed them since the summer, citing the increasing pace of their resettlement in the United States. The last group of Afghan families housed in Fort Lee, Virginia, left the U.S. Army Post Tuesday to … Read more