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Inspector general: Feds didn’t properly vet all Afghans who entered U.S.

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The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection "cannot be sure they properly screened, vetted, and inspected all evacuees" from Afghanistan admitted into the U.S. after the Biden administration withdrew U.S. troops last August, an Inspector General's Office audit has found.

Tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees made it to the US – here’s how the resettlement process works

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As of February 2022, some 65,000 Afghans evacuated during the American withdrawal from Afghanistan have settled in U.S. communities. Several hundred more remain on military bases in the U.S., while nearly 2,800 are still waiting on U.S. bases abroad.

American religious groups have a history of resettling refugees – including Afghans

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Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Aug. 15, 2021, there has been a frenetic evacuation of foreigners and Afghan nationals. Thousands of these Afghans assisted the United States government, which now puts them in danger.

An Afghan American scholar describes his fear-filled journey from the chaos at Kabul airport to a plane bound for home in the US

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Afghan scholar Hanif Sufizada, who works at the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha, got caught in Kabul during the chaos of the U.S. military pullout.