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For Afghan Refugees, a Choice Between Community and Opportunity

New York Times
FREMONT, Ca. — Harris Mojadedi’s parents fled Afghanistan’s communist revolution four decades ago and arrived as refugees in this San Francisco suburb in 1986, lured by the unlikely presence of a Farsi-speaking doctor and a single Afghan grocery store. Over the decades, as more refugees settled in Fremont, the eclectic......

U.S. curtails refugee admissions to focus on resettling Afghan evacuees

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. government is curtailing admissions of refugees to focus on the massive effort to process and resettle tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees, the State Department said Monday. Through January 11, the U.S. will stop booking travel for......

The Untold Story of the Portuguese Diplomat Who Saved Thousands From the Nazis

Smithsonian
It was the second week of June 1940, and Aristides de Sousa Mendes would not come out of his room. Portugal’s portly consul general in Bordeaux, France, Sousa Mendes lived in a large flat overlooking the Garonne River with his wife and several of their 14 children—all of whom were......

Inside U.S. Army base housing Afghan refugees

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Inside U.S. Army base housing Afghan refugees – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Fort McCoy officials said Afghan refugees now have ample access to clothing, English classes and health care at the base after reports that there was not......

“We felt in danger”: Afghan evacuees relocated to Wisconsin describe fleeing the Taliban

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Surrounded by miles of farmland and cornfields, Fort McCoy is where life in America begins for nearly 13,000 Afghan refugees. On Thursday, a CBS News crew was allowed inside of the Wisconsin base, which houses the largest Afghan evacuee......

​​FBI investigating female soldier’s report that she was assaulted by Afghan refugees at military complex in New Mexico

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The FBI confirmed Friday it is investigating an allegation from a U.S. soldier who reported being assaulted by a group of Afghan male evacuees at Fort Bliss’ Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico.  “The safety and well-being of our......

Senior U.S. diplomat to Haiti resigns over deportations

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senior U.S. diplomat to Haiti resigns over deportations – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Daniel Foote, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti, resigned in a scathing letter after just two months on the job. He called the Biden administration’s......

Airbnb says it has doubled the number of Afghan refugees it plans to temporarily house

CNBC Real Estate
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky attends the Cannes Lions on June 20, 2016, in Cannes, France. Richard Bord | Getty Images Airbnb announced Thursday that it is planning to provide temporary housing to an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees, bringing the total number up to 40,000. Last month, the home-sharing platform’s charitable......

Biden administration plans expulsion of Haitian migrants near Texas border

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden administration plans expulsion of Haitian migrants near Texas border – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Biden administration is planning a wide-scale expulsion of thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, who suddenly descended upon the small Texas border......

Thousands of Haitian migrants converge on Texas border town

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Thousands of Haitian migrants converge on Texas border town – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A humanitarian crisis is growing at the U.S.-Mexico border as thousands of Haitian migrants are waiting in squalid conditions under a Texas bridge. Omar......

Cleveland Came Through With Donations for Incoming Refugees From Afghanistan, Now the Search Is On for Housing and Long-Term Support

ClevelandScene
Courtesy U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants A donation drive rounded up plenty of supplies in recent weeks Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine yesterday announced that 855 refugees from Afghanistan will be coming to Ohio, including 285 to Cleveland, all granted humanitarian parole after undergoing stringent security and medical screenings as......

Americans Stretch Across Political Divides to Welcome Afghan Refugees

New York Times
Mars Adema, 40, said she had tried over the past year to convince the church’s ministries to care for immigrants, only to hear that “this is just not our focus.” “With Afghanistan, something completely shifted,” Ms. Adema said. In a nation that is polarized on issues from abortion to the......

With U.S. troops out, Taliban works to secure leadership in Afghanistan

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here With U.S. troops out, Taliban works to secure leadership in Afghanistan – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata is in Doha, Qatar, where Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit later this week to......

Pope hopes many countries take Afghan refugees and young are educated

Reuters
Pope Francis holds the weekly general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane VATICAN CITY, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was praying that many countries take Afghan refugees and, in an apparent reference to the Taliban’s......

Afghan refugees face difficulties seeking asylum in Europe

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Afghan refugees face difficulties seeking asylum in Europe – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Although nations worldwide pledged millions of dollars to help resettle Afghan refugees, many European countries are fortifying their borders and making it more difficult for......

Secretary Blinken to visit Qatar, discuss future of Afghanistan operations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Secretary Blinken to visit Qatar, discuss future of Afghanistan operations – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to travel to Qatar to thank the nation for its support in the Afghanistan evacuation efforts.......

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