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The U.S. says some evacuees from Afghanistan may be terrorists




About 10,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan to the U.S. are in need of further checks.

The U.S. believes that about a hundred evacuees to the U.S. Afghans may have ties to the Taliban or other terrorist groups. This was reported by NBC TV channel on Friday, September 3, citing its own sources.

In particular, of the more than 30,000 people taken from Afghanistan to the United States, about 10,000 need additional checks. Of these, about a hundred people have been "red-flagged" by U.S. authorities. They believe they may be in touch with the Taliban or other terrorist groups.

The TV channel's interlocutors stress that if a person is "red-tagged," it does not mean that he is necessarily a terrorist and poses a threat to the country and its citizens.

"It only indicates that something in the personal information of the arrivals — name, biography or phone number — caused concern in order not to allow them to stay in the U.S. pending additional screening," the channel's interlocutors explained.

It is known that at least two Afghans will be transferred from the U.S. to Kosovo because they raised security concerns. Already there they will undergo additional checks.

It is known that 50,000 Afghans were allowed to be on U.S. territory without proper visas. They have a year to apply for a permanent visa. Other Afghans, including those who worked directly for the U.S. government, fall into separate immigration categories.

Refugees from Afghanistan evacuated to the United States will receive one-time financial assistance of up to $2,275.



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