Saturday, January 29, 2022

Marine Corps Base Used for Housing Afghans Struggled to Track Evacuees; Thousands of Afghan Refugees Remain on American Military Bases Awaiting Resettlement in the US

Marine Corps base used for housing Afghans struggled to track evacuees:
The military personnel at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, did not properly track the Afghan evacuees staying on the base after their arrival, according to a new report from the Department of Defense inspector general.
The inspector general, which released the report earlier this month following a site visit in late September, roughly a month into its mission of housing the evacuees, found that the base “did not have controls in place to ensure accountability of the 3,755 Afghan evacuees under their supervision.”
The military presence on the base did not conduct additional accountability checks on evacuees after their initial documentation was completed after their arrival, even though other installations supporting Operation Allies Welcome did.
Fort Lee conducted daily checks and issued badges with unique identifiers that evacuees were required to wear while officers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst gave evacuees wristbands with a four-digit identification number. --->READ MORE HERE
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Thousands of Afghan refugees remain on American military bases awaiting resettlement in the US:
Many months since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, there are still around 18,000 Afghan refugees living at military bases who have not been resettled in America, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson informed the Washington Examiner.
The outlet noted that while thousands of refugees remain on five bases, around 57,000 have already have been resettled throughout the U.S.
"Operation Allies Welcome has made incredible progress over the last four and a half months, and we are thankful for the support that veterans, faith groups, and people across the country have shown our Afghan allies as they join their new communities," the spokesperson noted, according to the outlet.
The Biden administration came under heavy criticism last year for botching the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which was marked by chaos and carnage, including the deaths of several U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. --->READ MORE HERE
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