Military officials expect 50,000 Afghan refugees to come to the U.S.

(Worthy News) – More than 25,000 Afghans who fled after the fall of Kabul to the are at bases in the and senior U.S. officials expect to double that number before the mission is complete.

On Friday, Air Force Gen. Glenn VanHerck, head of U.S. Northern Command, said the Defense Department expects to house some 50,000 people at eight military installations around the country.

Fort Lee, near Richmond, Va., was the first base to take in Special Immigrant Visa applicants fleeing the Taliban takeover of their homeland last month. The list quickly expanded and now includes Virginia’s Fort Pickett and Marine Corps Base Quantico, along with Fort Bliss, ; Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; Fort McCoy, Wisc.; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; and Camp Atterbury in Indiana. [ Source: Washington times (Read More…) ]

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