Northam: Virginia prepared to soak up 1000’s of Afghan refugees
As the Taliban continues to take over the federal government of Afghanistan, Virginia is prepared to soak up 1000’s of Afghan refugees, Gov. Ralph Northam introduced on Twitter.
“Final week I used to be honored to fulfill a few of the 1000’s of Afghan residents and households who’ve sought refuge at Fort Lee in Virginia,” Northam tweeted. “I am coordinating with [Washington] DC and have made it clear: we’re prepared and prepared to take 1000’s extra. Virginia will proceed to function [a] protected harbor.”
Northam didn’t announce what number of refugees are anticipated or how a lot cash this might price Virginia taxpayers. President Joe Biden put aside $500 million to handle potential refugee prices in america.
The Afghan Nationwide Safety Forces, working partly with america and Nice Britain, failed to carry Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. On August 15, Taliban forces captured the town and the siege successfully ousted the American-backed authorities of Afghanistan.
American troops are evacuating Kabul and the Taliban is requesting a peaceable transition of energy.