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Over 20,000 Afghan Refugees Have Arrived in the U.S. – Where Will They Live?

A U.S. Marine escorts children to an evacuation plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021.
IMAGE: U.S. Marines walk with Afghani children to an evacuation plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021.

The U.S. State Department says ‘at least 23,876 Afghans’ have been airlifted safely to America since evacuation efforts started in Afghanistan, Axios reports. Where will the newly arrived Afghan people live?

The vast majority of evacuees that have entered the country are what the State Dept. considers “Afghans at risk” – meaning they have no temporary or permanent status. They are being processed and temporarily housed at seven military bases in the U.S.

Here are the official options for resettlement listed on the State Dept.’s travel website.

Axios is also reporting that the State Dept. ranks the city of Denver as a top location for resettlement.

Jennifer Wilson, executive director of the International Rescue Committee Denver, touts the Mile High City’s familiar mountain landscape for helping Afghanis “feel at home.”

Other American cities listed as ‘most suitable for resettling’ include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Portland and Philadelphia.

Airbnb’s CEO, Brian Chesky, announced recently that his popular global lodging marketplace will start housing as many as 20,000 Afghan refugees free of charge. The stays will be funded by the company’s charitable arm, Airbnb.org:

Chesky adds: “I hope this inspires other business leaders to do the same. There’s no time to waste.”

The calamitous pull-out of Afghanistan by the U.S. has left countries all over the world scrambling to house Afghan people who have arrived in their cities seeking refuge. And many of these cities have already inflicted deep and lasting economic ruin on their citizens as a result of their own crippling ‘pandemic’ policies.

In the U.S., for example, it will take more than free Airbnb stays for a few thousand Afghan families to load balance with the deeper systemic challenges of housing the American homeless – a population that totals over 580,000 people – and that number is likely higher now as it predates the COVID crisis.

As many as 6,000 Afghan refugees could resettle in Washington – a state with big cities like Seattle that are known for a lack of affordable housing and a large homeless population. Even hotel options are sparse due to capacity restrictions. All this, and in a state that’s creeping closer to ‘COVID police state’ status with its mandatory vaccination and student ‘track and trace’ programs in the schools. The Evergreen State is looking a lot like a Taliban State.

In a new poll, 73% of Americans supported Afghan refugees resettling in the U.S. That’s the American spirit. But this will take more than a few ‘woke capitalists’ shaking their magic money trees.

READ MORE AFGHANISTAN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Afghanistan Files




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