17% of these arrivals are U.S. residents and everlasting residents who have been in Afghanistan when the federal government there fell to the Taliban, says U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says about 60,000 folks have arrived within the nation since August 17 from Afghanistan as a part of the evacuation formally often called Operation Allies Welcome.
DHS stated within the newest up to date launched on Wednesday that 17% of these arrivals are U.S. residents and everlasting residents who have been in Afghanistan when the federal government there fell to the Taliban.
The remaining 83% are a mixture of folks. They embody these with Special Immigrant Visas, for individuals who labored as interpreters or in another capability for the U.S. or NATO. There are additionally different visa holders in addition to candidates for visas who haven’t but accomplished their processing. The the rest are varied varieties of “vulnerable” Afghans who could be threatened underneath the Taliban, resembling girls and human rights advocates.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says a small variety of evacuees have been prevented from getting into the U.S. by means of “multi-layered” safety vetting however he declines to offer particular numbers of present particulars in regards to the instances.