Refugee resettlement efforts are in the works in many states.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
There have been many news reports on the challenges facing Afghans, including interpreters who assisted the U.S. military, seeking to flee Afghanistan. CNN reports that the Department of Homeland Security is now allowing Afghans temporary entry into the United States: "To accommodate the fleeing Afghans, who are vetted both before they arrive in the United States and again once they land, the Biden administration is granting some temporary admission."
S.V. Date for the Huffington Post analyzes the U.S. response to Afghans seeking refugee and concludes that, "[a]s the United States potentially abandons tens of thousands of Afghans who helped two decades of military and diplomatic efforts there to the mercies of the Taliban, a single person may deserve more credit than any other: top Trump White House aide and immigration foe Stephen Miller." Miller, senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, pushed to slow down the processing of Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan interpreters, embassy staff and others who are now targets of the Taliban assassination
`The seeds of the insanity that we’re seeing right now were planted in Stephen Miller‘s brain,; said Matt Zeller, a former Army officer who served in Afghanistan and co-founded the group No One Left Behind, adding that Miller is as much to blame for the deaths of interpreters and others as the Taliban. `He’s complicit in their murders ... He’s brilliant at how evil he is.'”