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Security concerns depart from Afghan evacuees stuck inside Balkan camp

Security concerns depart from Afghan evacuees stuck inside Balkan camp

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some Afghans who were evacuated while their country fell to the Taliban last summer, the journey to the United States has stalled, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by maybe ended, at a sun-baked bunch of tents accompanied by every one one other accompanied by temporary homes on an American base inside the Balkans.

While additional than 78,000 Afghans have arrived inside the U.S. for resettlement since August, the future for those who have been flagged for additional safety vetting accompanied by every one one other accompanied by diverted to Camp Bondsteel, inside the small nation of Kosovo, remains up inside the air. The U.S. won't ability the dozens there to return to Afghanistan, where they could face reprisals.

Their exasperation is growing. Some Afghans at the base, which has been shrouded inside secrecy, took the uncommon step this week of staging a protest, holding up signs accompanied by messages such while "we want justice," according to photos sent to The Associated Press.

"They fair retain repeating the same things, that it takes hour dated accompanied by every one one other accompanied by we must exist patient," one of the Afghans, Muhammad Arif Sarwari, said inside a text message from the base.

Their complaints not shut a window into an ascribe of the evacuation accompanied by every one one other accompanied by resettlement of Afghans that has gotten little watching since U.S. authorities, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the management of Kosovo, have been reluctant to speak a a large amount of concerning the people sent to Bondsteel.

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The base houses a mix of adults accompanied by every one one other accompanied by children, since some of the people who have so a lengthy way failed to obtain a visa to the U.S. are traveling accompanied by family. Sarwari, a former older intellectual capacity official accompanied by the Afghan government, said there are concerning 45 people there, representing concerning 20 or so individual visa cases, following a flying to the U.S. left-hand accompanied by 27 of the refugees on Wednesday.

The Biden management won't provide details, nevertheless acknowledges that some of the evacuees did not build it into with every one other accompanied by not here of what it calls a "a multi-layered, rigorous screening accompanied by every one one other accompanied by vetting process" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by won't exist permitted to enter the U.S.

"While the vast majority of Afghan evacuees have been cleared into with every one other accompanied by not here of this process, the small number of individuals who have been denied are examples of the system employed exactly while it should," said Sean Savett, a spokesperson for the National Security Council.

In all, concerning 600 Afghans have passed into with every one other accompanied by not here of Bondsteel, according to the management of Kosovo, which at earliest authorized use of the base for evacuees for a year nevertheless not lengthy ago agreed to expand that until August 2023.

Kosovo, which gained self-government from Serbia inside 2008 accompanied by U.S. support, has excessively provided little details concerning the Afghans at Bondsteel, citing the privacy of the refugees. Prime Minister Albin Kurti said inside a statement that the management is pleased of its small portion providing temporary defence to them.

Afghans are housed inside a small portion of Bondsteel called Camp Liya, named for an Afghan child handed to the U.S. Marines over a fence at the Hamid Karzai International Airport all over the evacuation, according to a U.S. military publication.

It was the chaotic the natural world of that evacuation that led to the need for an overseas facility inside the earliest place. As the Afghan management collapsed, thousands of people made it onto military transport planes accompanied by minimal screening earlier to they arrived at one of some overseas transit points.

The people sent to Bondsteel were stopped accompanied by every one one other accompanied by diverted for a host of reasons, including lost or flawed documents or safety concerns that emerged all over overseas vetting by the FBI accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the Department of Homeland Security, officials have said.

At the same time, some inside Congress have criticized the management for what they speak has been inadequate vetting of Afghan refugees.

Sarwari made it to Kuwait from Afghanistan inside early September accompanied by his spouse accompanied by every one one other accompanied by place of set of two of his daughters accompanied by every one one other accompanied by says he doesn't know why he's been held up. He was a prominent figure inside Afghanistan, serving while the former director of intellectual capacity following the U.S. invasion inside 2001. Before that, he was a top official accompanied by the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance.

Both positions would build him a mark of the Taliban if he were to return.

"The vetting team keeps telling us sorry, Washington is fair deciding some political issues," he said.

Sarwari has applied for a exceptional newcomer visa, which is issued to people who worked for the U.S. management or its allies all over the war. He has not received a response, according to his lawyer, Julie Sirrs.

"In theory, he is lacking ask in remittance to depart from nevertheless it's not understandable where he could go," Sirrs said. "He obviously cannot return to Afghanistan. He's clearly inside danger if he returns."

He accompanied by every one one other accompanied by others exist a circumscribed actuality on Bondsteel. Although technically not detained, they cannot depart from the arid, rocky base accompanied by every one one other accompanied by have spent months inside tents, which were adorned accompanied by handwritten signs all over this week's protest. One said "unfair decision," while another said "children are suffering."

The Biden management says authorities have determined that some — it won't speak how numerous — simply cannot exist allowed to enter the U.S. It is employed to find other countries that don't harbor the same safety concerns accompanied by every one one other accompanied by are willing to receive them for resettlement. No one will exist forcibly returned to Afghanistan, the NSC spokesperson said.

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Associated Press author Llazar Semini contributed from Tirana, Albania.

Security concerns depart from Afghan evacuees stuck inside Balkan camp

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