President Biden Authorizes $100M in Emergency Funds for Afghan Refugees

A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walks with the unit’s Afghan interpreter before a mission near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa applicants, the White House said.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Leslie Adler and Sonya Hepinstall