Akmal Dawi VOA News June 22, 2022 The U.S. government has eased some of the stringent requirements Afghans have to navigate as they apply to resettle in the United States. Until now, Afghans who held civilian positions under the Taliban regime or paid it for public services such as getting a passport, have been ineligible
Ariana: More than 250,000 Afghans seeking asylum have arrived in Pakistan since January 2021, according to the UN refugee agency. Qaiser Khan Afridi, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Pakistan, has said that Pakistan is facing new inflows of asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Islamic Emirate’s [Taliban] takeover of Kabul.
CBS News: Since July 2021, USCIS has received over 46,000 applications from Afghans hoping to come to the U.S. through the parole process. But most parole applications from Afghans remain unresolved — and over 90% of fewer than 5,000 fully adjudicated requests have been denied, USCIS statistics shared with CBS News show. Click here to
RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi, RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal June 14, 2022 Farhad Salehi, a resident of the western Herat Province, has been chasing a Pakistani visa for weeks. Like hundreds of thousands of his compatriots, he wants to escape the uncertainty brought on by the economic collapse that followed the Taliban’s seizure of power last year. He
William Gallo Lee Juhyun VOA News June 14, 2022 ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA — Muhamad Anwar, who until last year worked as a nurse in Kabul, admits he could be the world’s least likely person to be assembling parts for ship engines — and in Ulsan, South Korea, of all places. “To be honest, up to this
Al Jazeera: Iran hosts about 4 million Afghan refugees but anti-Afghan sentiment is on the rise amid economic distress in the country. “It’s still better to be here [Iran] than there, because here at least you have some safety,” Esmat said. “The Taliban wants to dictate how you dress, how your hair and facial hair
Akmal Dawi VOA News June 12, 2022 ISLAMABAD — When Ahmad, his wife and three children traveled to Pakistan in November last year, they were hoping to stay there for a short period before migrating to the U.S. through the Special Immigration Visa (SIV) program for Afghans. The chaos that followed the Taliban’s return to power
Akmal Dawi VOA News June 8, 2022 While many Afghans have desperately sought ways to flee the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, a handful of former Afghan government officials returned to Kabul this week to be welcomed by the Taliban. Farooq Wardak, former minister of education, is the highest-level former official to return. “A
Al Jazeera: Nabi Roshan was a renowned comedian, dubbed by many as the Jon Stewart of Afghanistan, with his show aired on the country’s largest TV network – watched by millions each week. But last August he was forced to flee the country after the Taliban armed group took over the country 20 years after
CNW Telbec: The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Canada has now welcomed a total of 14,645 Afghan refugees, with more arriving every week. Click here to read more (external link).