‘Thousands’ of lawful US residents left in Afghanistan, Blinken says in testimony

Secretary of State Antony Blinken appears remotely on a TV monitor to answer questions from the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP ‘Thousands’ of lawful US residents left in Afghanistan, Blinken says in testimony Joel Gehrke September 13, 06:07 PMSeptember 13, 06:07 PMPresident Joe Biden’s administration assessed “thousands” of lawful permanent residents of the United States remain in Afghanistan following the tumultuous evacuation of Kabul, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “I think the best estimates are that there’s several thousand green card holders in Afghanistan,” Blinken told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday. That figure hints at the scale of the diplomatic and humanitarian challenge confronting State Department officials in the absence of U.S. military personnel. Blinken’s team is developing new plans for securing the departure …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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