The United States will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and other displaced people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Many Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the US through the Mexico border and via tourist visas before April 11th are now eligible for TPS.
In the aftermath of the U.S. troop withdrawal and the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban in August 2021, 85,266 vulnerable Afghans were evacuated on flights out of airports in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif. The evacuees were first flown to third countries for extensive vetting and screening. Then, in the fall of 2021, more than 76,000 of the evacuees were transferred into the U.S., initially brought to military bases for additional medical screening and processing, and then resettled into communities across the country. A few thousand more remain in third country “lily pad” locations but are set to be brought to the U.S. soon.
Here are some of the options for the Afghans:
Watch our recent Oklahoma Welcomes Afghans Convening: