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    An Afghan man who was resettled in Montana by the Biden administration has been charged with the rape of a teenage girl, the latest of a handful of refugees accused of committing crimes in the United States, according to reports. Zabihullah Mohmand, 19, was charged with the alleged rape of an unidentified 18-year-old female victim known only as "Jane...
    DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Two groups of Rohingya refugees clashed Friday in a camp in southern Bangladesh, leaving at least six refugees dead and 10 others injured, police said. The violence broke out in Cox’s Bazar district when one side opened fire, killing four people at the scene, said Shihab Kaiser Khan, commander of the Armed Police Battalion, which oversees the...
                      by Brian Lonergan  When Joe Biden conducted his campaign for president largely in absentia last year, his value proposition to voters went something like this: I’m Lunch Bucket Joe from Scranton and I’m for the little guy. I’m gonna fix all the mistakes of the last four years and bring transparency, competence,...
    (RNS) — On the corner of East Avenue and West Yates Street in East Syracuse, New York, sits Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The quaint building, with its bright white exterior and cherry red doors, is the home to not one, but two distinct congregations. The first, a modest parish of 25 Americans, meets early on Sunday morning, and the other, a...
    Thousands of Afghan refugees who were temporarily housed at U.S. military bases are resettling in communities around the country every week, CBS News reported on Thursday. Around 6,000 Afghan refugees who were evacuated from the Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power have resettled around the U.S., according to data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CBS News reported. Additionally,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local organization is preparing to welcome hundreds of refugees to Allegheny County. Hello Neighbor recently received federal approval to settle newcomers. “We all deserve to have a place, a safe home, the ability to embrace the American ideal, the American dream,” said Sloane Davidson, the founder and CEO of Hello Neighbor. READ MORE: Commonwealth Court...
    Nearly half of the 53,000 Afghan refugees brought to the United States are children, according to a Pentagon letter. The letter revealed that approximately 22% of the Afghan evacuees at U.S. military bases are female adults and 34% are male adults, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. It did not specify how the number of children unaccompanied by adults. Defense...
    (CNN)44% of Afghan refugees housed temporarily at eight US military bases are children, according to a letter from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to Sen. James Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.34% of the refugee population at the bases are adult men, and 22% are adult women, the letter which is dated October 8 states. The...
                      by Eric Lendrum  As the United States continues importing thousands of Afghan refugees following the country’s collapse, there has been a spike in domestic abuse and other crimes committed by the refugees, as reported by Breitbart. There are currently around 53,000 Afghanis living across eight different military bases in the country,...
    Vilification of refugees seeking asylum has become such an insidious staple of our political discourse that just the fact that a new play focuses on an asylum interview might make theatergoers brace themselves for a difficult and perhaps infuriating experience. Playing at Shotgun Players’ Ashby Stage, Tim Cowbury’s play “The Claim” is a U.K. import rather than an American story,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One man has made it his mission to find, and refurbish, strollers and other necessities for families fleeing war-torn Afghanistan and coming to Sacramento. Now, the need is greater than ever. Jon Ursino is on a mission to make sure Afghanistan families coming to Sacramento have the extra help they need. READ MORE: City To Vote On...
    Habib is a shepherd in the mountains of Afghanistan. The wonderful landscapes he was forced to leave in the mid-2010s. Since 2015, the 28-year-old has worked as a versatile operator. Savacrant, A cheese factory in Maison-Feyne with about 100 employees. “Everything is going well here, no problem,” he said with a smile, near the metal shelves filled with freshly crafted...
    SITTING on a ripped pool table, a group of Afghan teenagers chat in the faded lobby while two younger refugees bang on the ivory keys of an out-of-tune grand piano. This is the scene in the Grand Hotel Scarborough, once described as the “handsomest hotel in Europe” but now home to 150 of the 20,000 Afghan migrants the Government has...
    The Biden administration announced Friday that it is giving another $20 million to Mexico and Central America in aid for the hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees in the region -- including money for healthcare, shelter, and legal aid. The State Department announced that through its Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, it is providing the money "to help...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A Columbia community is coming together to collect winter coats for Afghan refugees resettling in the DMV area. Elsie Joel-Morse says over the past two weeks, thanks to word of mouth and dozens of generous hearts, she’s been able to gather close to 1,000 winter coats for Afghan refugees housed at the Quantico Marine Base in...
    Several congressmen, including members of both political parties, were denied access to Afghan refugees at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa told Fox News.  Issa told Fox News in a Thursday phone call that he is "frustrated that the administration decided to deny us oversight of the remaining refugees here or any real access to...
    A plan by Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) would strip President Joe Biden’s authority to resettle hundreds of thousands of refugees across the United States with no input from Congress or American communities. Rosendale’s SECURE Act would give authority to Congress over the annual inflow of refugees rather than the president and would halt all refugee resettlement until Congress sets the...
    by Robert Falconer, University of Calgary As attention turns from the evacuation of Afghanistan to the arrival of refugees, U.S. President Joe Biden has an opportunity for large-scale engagement of the American public in a deeply personal fashion. If Canada's history is any indicator, the capacity of private American citizens to resettle refugees is large and untapped. It may...
    But according to the New York Times, so far in the series, "Jon has combated wildfires caused by climate change, thwarted a high school shooting and protested the deportation of refugees in Metropolis." Cain questioned, "why don't they have him fight the injustices that created the refugees," or "for the rights of women to attend school and have the ability...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 6,600 Afghan refugees who began arriving at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training post nearly six weeks ago are awaiting resettlement. Additional evacuees are expected to arrive in the coming weeks, although it’s unclear how many, said Mark Howell, regional spokesman for the federal Transportation Security Administration overseeing Operation Allies Welcome. Officials said...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey hero and his flight crew helped U.S. troops end the war in Afghanistan. CBS2’s Kristine Johnson recently spoke with them about what they went through that day, and got exclusive access inside a military plane just like the one from the refugee rescue. “Eight hundred people on your jet? Holy cow.” You may...
                        Members of Tennessee’s Joint Refugee Study Committee were scheduled to meet Tuesday to get new information about the refugees currently making their way to Tennessee and how their arrival will impact the state. But legislators will have to wait. Due to lack of a meeting quorum, legislators had...
    President Joe Biden’s administration resettled more than 3,000 refugees from countries known to export terrorism that had previously been listed on former President Donald Trump’s constitutional travel ban. In May, President Joe Biden announced he would raise the refugee resettlement cap to 62,500 refugees for Fiscal Year 2021 — more than four times the cap that former President Trump imposed for the...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees could be released into the U.S. without a decision about their immigration status, CBS News reported on Thursday. The refugees came to the U.S. on humanitarian parole instead of with visas, and many of them don’t have a way to obtain...
    DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — The United Nations and the government of Bangladesh on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in aiding protection and management of Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands of them have been relocated from crammed camps near the border with Myanmar, the U.N. said in a statement. More than...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we have the latest on local efforts to help Haitian refugees seeking asylum in our area.Brooklyn-based group 'Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees,' is dedicated to assisting those immigrants.Co-founders of that group, Ninaj Raoul and Dr. Marie Lily Cerat, join us.Also ahead, we have more on 'The Sacred Nile,' award-winning...
    By Marissa Armas NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – On Saturday, several community members in Northglenn came together to provide resources to the Afghan refugees who recently arrived in Colorado. From 2p.m. to 6p.m., Masjid Ikhlas, the Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center held a “Refugee Resource Day” to help families with food, clothing, COVID-19 vaccines and other resources. READ MORE: Southwest Airlines Passengers...
    MIGRANTS were reportedly beaten up and thrown back into the sea by the Greek coastguard, in a new "pushback" operation intercepting boats. It comes amid an investigation ordered by the European Commission over the refugee's treatment from member states such as Greece and Croatia. 4Refugees were reportedly thrown back at sea by the Greek coastguard 4The refugees were finally...
    President BidenJoe BidenArkansas lawmakers advance bill prohibiting businesses from demanding workers' vaccine status Senate approves short-term debt ceiling increase On The Money — Presented by NRHC — Senate slowly walks back from debt disaster MORE on Friday signed a declaration committing the U.S. to accept up to 125,000 refugees for the coming fiscal year, formalizing an earlier promise that allows...
    Afghan refugees board a bus after arriving at Dulles International Airport on August 27, 2021 in Dulles, Virginia after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration admitted 11,411 refugees to the U.S. in fiscal year 2021, falling far short of the president's refugee admissions cap of 62,500 for...
    Alexandria sheriff’s deputy, Sahar Sherzai (second from left) with an Afghan refugee mother and daughter. (Courtesy Alexandria Sheriff’s Office). “Protect and serve” are key parts of most law enforcement agency oaths — sometimes what’s needed is to listen and converse. Alexandria Sheriff’s Deputy Sahar Sherzai has been with the department approximately five years, but she’s been something else her whole...
    Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees could be released into the U.S. without a decision about their immigration status, CBS News reported on Thursday. The refugees came to the U.S. on humanitarian parole instead of with visas, and many of them don’t have a way to obtain lawful permanent residence, according to CBS News. Since August, over 55,000 Afghan refugees...
    LONDON (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah on Friday criticized the “lack of compassion” of governments, including Britain’s, that treat migrants as a problem or a threat. Gurnah grew up on the island of Zanzibar, now part of Tanzania, and arrived in England as an 18-year-old refugee in the 1960s. He has drawn on his experiences for 10 novels,...
    The Washington Post is promoting a proposal to diversify the “overwhelmingly white and Christian” state of Wyoming by resettling Afghans in the region. As part of President Joe Biden’s massive resettlement operation out of Afghanistan, his administration plans to resettle at least 95,000 Afghans across 46 states. The only states or territories not taking Afghans are Hawaii, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and...
    Afghan refugees arrive to Dulles International Airport.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.The days and weeks leading up to and following the tumultuous withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan were chaos for Sharifa Abbasi. The Afghan-born immigration attorney who lives and works in a...
    Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writings on post-colonialism and the trauma of the refugee experience. Gurnah, who grew up on the island of Zanzibar but arrived in England as a refugee at the end of the 1960s, is the fifth African to win the Nobel Literature Prize. He's the first black writer...
    Rep Yvette Herrell, R-N.M., is warning of a "flawed" Afghan refugee vetting process and calling for more answers about what is being done to keep the American people safe after a number of alleged crimes committed by Afghan refugees at military bases. "We already know there's weakness in the vetting process and the screenings, and we want to make sure...
                        Governor Bill Lee (R) on Wednesday joined Senators Marsha Blackburn(R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and demanded answers from the Biden administration over Afghan refugee resettlement. Over the past several months, thousands of refugees from Afghanistan have been relocated across the United States after President Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal....
    One Haitian migrant speaking to Global News confirmed much of what Ramirez claimed. "We the Haitians travel by foot, we fight against everything to get here, we spend a lot of money," said Maria Sola Saint Forth, translated from Spanish. "We are asking the government to help us, to give us (asylum) papers, because if some of...
    (CNN)The United States admitted 11,411 people through the refugee admissions program in fiscal year 2021, according to the State Department, the lowest number in 40 years.Previously, the lowest number of refugees allowed into the US was 11,814 in fiscal year 2020, when the pandemic delayed the process for many. The figures go as far back to the Refugee Act of...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic and the difficulty of reversing Trump administration policies were responsible for the record-low number of refugees admitted to the United States during the 2021 budget year. The State Department, in an email to The Associated Press, said 11,411 refugees had been allowed into the United States during...
    The Biden administration resettled the lowest number of refugees in the history of the admissions program after making promises to revitalize a process largely stalled under former President TrumpDonald TrumpTop US and Israeli security officials to discuss Iran, Palestinians in Washington State AG seeks meeting with TikTok CEO over 'Slap a Teacher' challenge On The Money — Presented by NRHC —...
    "Members of the U.S. military and Afghan refugees play soccer at Ft. McCoy U.S. Army base on September 30, 2021 in Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin." Resettlement agencies tell CNN that while they’ve typically had months to set up housing for refugees being welcomed to the U.S., that’s not the case when it comes to Afghan translators and family members evacuated here as part...
    By Julie Watson | Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press. A total of 11,445 refugees were allowed into the United States during...
    A majority of Americans across the political spectrum are on board with resettling Afghans who worked with the U.S. and others struggling to escape Taliban rule so long as they pass security checks, according to a new poll.  The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 72% of Americans say they favor the U.S. granting...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press. A total of 11,445 refugees were allowed into the United States during the budget year that ended...
    Senate Republicans are demanding the Biden administration stops bringing Afghan evacuees to the U.S., except those who have been fully vetted, amid reports that hundreds have walked off military bases. Sen. Joni Ernst and 15 of her Senate colleagues wrote to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to warn that current vetting procedures risked the...