Thursday, February 22, 2024

Biden administration to resettle over 55 thousand Afghan refugees

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

The US administration in an unprecedented decision wants to permanently resettle 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the military bases of the US to permanent houses.

Taking this number of Afghans from military bases and bringing them to permanent houses is the biggest change to the resettlement program since 1980.

Tens of thousands of Afghans who have worked for and on behalf of the US in Afghanistan, are now living in refugee camps established in military bases in the United States.

The Joe Biden administration has decided to launch a program that will allow veterans and others with ties to Afghans, to financially support and resettle them in their cities as they start a new life in the US.

As per the new initiative, a group of five who are over 18 can apply for so-called being sponsors of the Afghan family who will financially support Afghan families for 90 days, complete their training, and develop a plan for the family.

If the proposal is approved, the group will be responsible for securing housing, supporting refugees accessing benefits that are available to them through the federal government, like medical services, and helping enroll children in school, among other responsibilities.

The sponsors can also temporarily house the Afghan families in their houses.

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