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Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees

Oct. 26, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

A campaign that began with ordinary people donating frequent-flyer miles has raised enough in two months to provide 40,000 flights for refugees from Afghanistan, and organizers and the White House are looking to nearly double that figure. About 3,200 flights with donated...

Murphy says NJ to help resettle about 500 Afghans

Sep. 20, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will host about 500 Afghan evacuees, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst served as an arrival point for “many thousands" of Afghans who left their homeland as the United States withdrew its...

States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way

Sep. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California is projected...

775 evacuees from Afghanistan expected to settle in Nebraska

Sep. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

About 775 evacuees from Afghanistan are expected to settle in Nebraska as part of the first group arriving in the United States, according to State Department data. The data obtained by The Associated Press detailed how a first wave of 37,000 Afghanistan evacuees will be...

States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way

Sep. 15, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California...

US expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated Afghans

Sep. 03, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States following the fall of Kabul as part of an “enduring commitment" to help people who aided the American war effort and others who are particularly vulnerable under Taliban rule, the secretary of...