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Biden admin gives another $20 million to Mexico, Central America for migrants and refugees

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The State Department announced that through its Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, it is providing the money "to help meet urgent humanitarian needs for the nearly 700,00 asylum seekers, refugees and vulne...

White House takes unprecedented steps to allow private citizens to sponsor Afghan refugees

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The Biden administration is taking an unprecedented step to resettle the 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the US military bases where they've been living for weeks and into permanent homes, an official leading the effort...

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, ...

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...

Unvetted Afghan refugees allowed to leave Wisconsin military base unsupervised: Rep. Tiffany

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"It appears the Biden administration is doubling down by bringing people who are unvetted into our country," Tiffany told Carlson.  PENTAGON OPENS UP MORE MILITARY BASES IN US TO HOLD AFGHAN REFUGEES The lawmaker sa...

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...

Two Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy facing charges of sex crimes against a minor and domestic abuse

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Bahrullah Noori, a 20-year-old Afghan evacuee, is being charged with attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor using force against that person along with three other counts of engaging in a sex act with a min...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Majority of Americans support accepting Afghan refugees who worked with US, new poll shows

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The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 72% of Americans say they favor the U.S. granting refugee status to people who worked with the U.S. or Afghan governments during...

Ingraham claims Biden administration sees Afghan refugees as ‘cheap labor and easy votes’

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"The American people have been voting since 2008 for presidents to stop the never-ending wars in the Middle East – little did anyone know that under Biden, that would just mean bringing our troops home from Afghanist...

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...

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...

White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled

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Washington The White House has informed governors about the number of Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled in their states in coming weeks, an administration official told CNN Thursday. Former Delaware gov...

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