Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are making a new life in America since the Taliban regained control of the country in August.
As numbers grow, the Biden administration wants Congress to make it easier for refugees headed here.
Most of these refugees came here temporarily on humanitarian grounds. While there is wide support for those who worked alongside the U.S. after 9/11, there are concerns about those who didn’t.
The White House estimates 95,000 Afghans will arrive over the next year and will continue fanning out to nearly every state.
Some worked with U.S. troops and government officials Most did not.
“We will admit to the United States, individuals other than U.S. citizens, other than those with permanent resident status and special visa holders, said Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
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