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'The United States Gave Our Word to People': Calls Grow to Protect Afghans Who Helped U.S. Fight

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2021
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With thousands of refugees still in Afghanistan fearing for their lives, more than a dozen U.S. governors on both sides of the aisle say their states are ready to welcome and help resettle the evacuees.  

About 5,200 U.S. troops are currently in Afghanistan helping to secure Kabul's airport and safely evacuate more people. The State Department announced Thursday that 6,000 evacuees have been processed and will soon be airlifted out of the country. 

The Pentagon says 12,000 American citizens, embassy personnel, and people with special immigrant visas, or SIVS,...

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