Detroit Free Press: A story by ProPublica last month first reported on the investigation, saying there are reports of Afghan minors being mistreated in facilities in Michigan operated or housed by nonprofits Samaritas and Starr Commonwealth. The report said some of the allegations include employees hurting the Afghan boys, including striking one while he was praying, and
By Abubakar Siddique April 8, 2022 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty A grainy video shows several police officers standing idly as an angry mob beats a young man. The 30-second video, shared widely this week on social media, purportedly shows a group of Iranian men assaulting a young Afghan migrant. The video is among several that have been
Des Moines Register: Safi said his experience as a refugee has left him feeling deeply insulted, given the time and effort he dedicated to helping U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban burned down his house, he said, and his family is suffering in exile. “We’ve been very stupid standing with America. We trusted everyone,” Safi
Ariana: The majority of Afghans want to leave their homeland for good, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday. The survey of 2,002 Afghan adults in August and September last year found that a record 53 percent would leave their country if they had the chance. Gallup said that the percentage, one of the
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 29, 2022 U.S. cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined refugees from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music for a performance in Lisbon, Portugal, where the Afghan musicians have sought asylum. Ma joined young Afghan and Portuguese musicians for the performance of a Mozart piece on March 29 on a small stage at
The Hill: Our country incurred profound costs in the evacuation from Kabul that occurred just seven months ago. But, if the lack of any direct mention in President Biden’s State of the Union address is any indication, we seem to have entirely moved on — even before our mission was completed. After so many have
AFP: Resettlement of Afghans to the United States wound down to a trickle by late February, but as focus turns to the Ukraine war and a new refugee crisis, advocates are urging lawmakers to ensure Afghans can stay for good. Click here to read more (external link).
Fox News: Biden administration’s Afghanistan pullout has sparked long-term security dangers, observers warn. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: The grant of so-called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be available to 72,500 Afghans who entered on what is known as “humanitarian parole,” another temporary status, as part of the U.S. evacuation of at-risk Afghans last summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link).
NYT: The holiday marks the beginning of spring, with many in the diaspora celebrating with rebirth, renewal and, now, resistance in mind. An ancient celebration rooted in Zoroastrian tradition, Nowruz signals the beginning of spring and the new year in Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and beyond. Click here to read more (external link).