Afghan refugees resettle in Alabama and Mississippi – WKRG News 5

Mobile, Alabama (WKRG) — Both Alabama and Mississippi expect to welcome 10 Afghan refugees in each state. They are some of the first refugees to leave the country when the US military withdrew from Afghanistan.

Governor K-Ivy said the state is working with the State Department to resettle evacuees on mobile. In a statement from the Governor’s Office, Mr. Ivy said, “Our country would like to thank our allies for actively helping our soldiers and diplomats stay safe in the country for 20 years. It represents. “

Mayor Sandy Stimpson said his office is in close contact with the governor’s office regarding the placement of 10 evacuees.

“I know Mobilians will move forward to reach out to those who helped our American soldiers with a warm welcome and help,” Stimpson said.

The evacuees coming to Alabama and Mississippi are one of the first 37,000 to leave the country. According to State Department data on Afghanistan’s deployment and support programs obtained by the Associated Press, California is projected to accept more arrivals than any other state — more than 5,200.

Hawaii, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia are not expected to resettle from the first group of refugees who fled on the last day of the chaotic US withdrawal last month.

The administration has requested Congress to fund the resettlement of 65,000 Afghans in the United States by the end of this month and the resettlement of 95,000 by September 2022. Afghan refugees resettle in Alabama and Mississippi – WKRG News 5

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