Afghan people leave US bases before being repatriated

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Something unexpected is happening to US troops to welcome Afghan players: Hundreds of them are just leaving before accepting US repatriation duties, two data intelligence officials told Reuters.

The number of “independent departures,” above seven hundred and possibly higher, has never been mentioned. But the incident is raising alarms among immigration officials concerned about the risk to Afghans giving up on what has now become an open, difficult and voluntary way for resettlement.

In the rush and turmoil of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August following two decades of war, many deportees were brought to the United States under the temporary ban on “civil peace.” Once deployed to US military bases, groups of refugees and US officials have been trying to connect people with services for smooth transition to the United States.

In a statement, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declined to comment on the figures provided to Reuters by the referendum but said people who left the basins “generally” had ties to the United States, family members, and self-sufficiency resources.

The spokesman said that, at the beginning of the surgery most of those released were US citizens, permanent residents or have granted Special Refugee Visas so they were able to leave immediately.

But leaving early in the morning could cost some ex-Afghan nation significant benefits – such as a quick work permit – and create a killer of legal problems on the road, given the complexity of the US immigration system.

“This is a big can of worms,” ​​said one U.S. citizen. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said he did not want to be named.

“This could lead to years and years of climate change problems.”

The benefits received have been limited to, to date, more than the number of refugees. But that is likely to change following a law passed by China and Congress – albeit against Republicans – that would provide Afghan publishers with more than the usual assistance provided to refugees.

“We must do all we can to help our Afghan supporters start a successful start in their new homes,” Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley said in a statement.

The new law says Afghan refugee applications must be expedited. But those who leave the U.S. basins at first they may not be able to find all the legal requirements they need to start applying.


Immigration experts say Afghans leaving basins do not violate US rules and military officials have no legal right to detain law enforcement agents in any case for the eight 5,000 Afghan refugee camps who fled the Taliban on American flights.

The degree of independent variation varies from base to base, depending on the offer – more than 300 singles at Fort Bliss in Texas – a figure that may shock both supporters and critics of the major US investment.

Accordingly, US officials confirm that all Afghans leaving US bases have been tested for security before arriving in the United States. The danger of independence goes to the Afghans themselves.

Reuters looked at a report, called “Departee Information,” which was intended to warn Afghans about leaving before completing their deportation. It reminds them that, on a regular basis, they can afford to take their own entry paperwork and even pay for their travel expenses to the United States.

“Once you leave this foundation, you will lose these benefits and may not be able to return,” it reads.

Margaret Stock, an immigration attorney who specializes in military affairs, said the warning was not a malicious intent.

“I think they’re trying to find people,” he said.

“People in charge of basins are concerned that someone may not be fully aware of the consequences of wandering.”

Afghans leaving US bases may be a hot topic in some parts of the country, especially media coverage of security events in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and Fort Bliss.

But General Glen VanHerck, North Command’s chief of staff, pushed back on the idea that crime was a problem for US banks. He told Pentagon and Chinese journalists that the incidence of theft and theft was much lower than the US population, with only eight cases in six weeks.

Asked what was the stumbling block in getting Afghans rehabilitated to rehabilitate people, VanHerck said it was not a sting attack against measles or coronavirus or safety checks.

Instead, it was an attempt by US officials to ensure that “one of the Afghan guests has a good landing place and has a guarantee of where they will go.”

“So I understand that, right now, that’s the limit to production,” he said.

Announcement by Phil Stewart and Mica Rosenberg; for further notification by Jonathan Landay; Edited by Mary Milliken and Grant McCool

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