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Some states willing to take Afghan refugees


Arizona and California are just two of the several states that have expressed interest in taking refugees from Afghanistan, reports Huffington Post

Since Aug. 14, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of about 48,000 people from Afghanistan, the White House said Monday evening. That number continues to increase as Biden expands the perimeter around Kabul’s airport, which is serving as a hold for evacuating people.

As the evacuations continue to increase and fleeing Afghans begin to arrive in the U.S., a growing number of states, led by Democrats and Republicans alike, have announced their intent to do their part by taking in as many refugees as possible. In addition to California and Arizona, other states opening their borders include Arkansas, Colorado, Guam, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.