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Harry and Meghan visit Afghan refugees at Task Force Liberty

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Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited a military base Thursday where they met Afghan refugees who had made it to the United States. The couple spoke with women recently arrived at Task Force Libe...

Afghan refugees arrive across the US for State Department resettlement

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An undisclosed number of Afghan refugees arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, and were transported to Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus. Its Ernst Center was to be used...

DC getting zero Afghan refugees in first wave of resettlement, as many states get 1,000+

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State Department data shows where the initial group of 37,000 Afghans are heading after being processed into the United States.  REPUBLICAN STUDY MITTEE PLEDGES TO FIGHT ‘DANGEROUS OPEN BORDER’ AFGHAN REFUGEE PLAN  ...

Red Cross warns of ‘serious problems’ with remote Bangladesh island housing Rohingya refugees

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A senior Red Cross official warned that "serious problems" remain with a remote island off southern Bangladesh housing Rohingya refugees, as officials prepared to ship thousands more people there this week. Since las...

Here’s how Afghan refugees coming to the US are being vetted

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Washington The Biden administration's pledge to assist Afghans who worked for, and on behalf of, the US government and military has raised questions about what the processing, screening and vetting protocol looks for...

Montana GOP congressman blasts Biden effort to resettle Afghan refugees in his state

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Washington A House Republican on Friday publicly pushed back against the Biden administration's plan to resettle Afghan nationals in his home state of Montana and suggested that the refugees are not properly vetted, ...

Fears of forced removals as Bangladesh moves hundreds of Rohingya refugees to remote island

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Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal this week amid fears that some could be forced to move there and held indefinitely. A ship ca...

This pilot fled Afghanistan as a child. Now he’s bringing Afghan refugees hope on their journey to America

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This is part of a CNN series, "The Helpers," which showcases people who are going the extra mile to help others. Zak Khogyani has seen sights and wonders that would fill you with awe. He's walked through Antelope Ca...

GOP Rep. Comer requests briefing on vetting process for Afghan refugees amid terrorism concerns

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Comer detailed his concerns in letters to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Tony Blinken. His request for a briefing came as the Biden administration scrambles to eva...

Biden signs executive order adding measles to list of quarantinable diseases after outbreak among US-bound Afghan refugees

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President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to the list of quarantinable diseases roughly one week after several Afghan refugees who had recently arrived in the US tested positive for the ...

Biden administration to propose significant increase in refugees admitted to US

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The Biden administration is proposing to revise the number of refugees that can be admitted to the United States in fiscal year 2021 to 62,500, a significant increase from the 15,000 cap put in place under former Pr...

Father-son Afghan refugees reunite in NYC after five years apart, with help from Fox

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On Aug. 15, the Taliban left a threatening letter on Ahmad Fanoos’ instrument case warning him and his family to stop playing music or else. "All your family members are busy with these dirty activities," the letter ...

Top general says US military is ‘prepared to house and feed’ Afghan refugees ‘as long as it takes’

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"They’re coming here, starting over with what they bring with them," Gen. Glen VanHerck told reporters. "We’ve been incredibly well supported by the local communities and non-governmental organizations, etc., that ha...

Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees: ‘We were them’

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A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Wash., Do remembers hearing how her parents sought to leave Saigon after Vietnam fell to communist rule in 1975 and the American military airlifted out allies in the final hours. It t...

Refugees are being removed from flights to the US as they await Biden’s signature

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Washington Hundreds of refugees who had been approved -- and booked -- to come to the United States are being taken off flights, according to resettlement agencies who work directly with refugees. President Joe Bide...

Ted Cruz: Poor vetting of Afghanistan refugees could be ‘invitation’ to terror attacks

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"I'm very concerned that the Biden administration is bringing tens of thousands of refugees into the United States without thoroughly vetting them," Cruz, R-Texas, told reporters Friday in El Paso. With more refugees...

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