According to The Wall Street Journal, refugee organizations have been told by the Biden Administration to prepare for the arrival of potentially 50,000 Afghans without visas.
This has left department-contracted nonprofits that resettle refugees looking for more staff and volunteers.
“We’re going to make it work, no matter how difficult, but I’d be lying to you if I said we aren’t concerned,” HIAS nonprofit President Mark Hetfield told the WSJ.
These same organizations had lowered operations under President Donald J. Trump due to the record-low numbers of refugees gaining admittance into America.
Afghan refugees with Special Immigrant Visas will allow them several benefits — food assistance and healthcare. They’re available to Afghans who were involved in American operations for at least one year and are fleeing a credible threat of danger.
The nonprofits are paid by the federal government for the number of refugees they accept. One-third of their U.S. offices closed during Trump’s tenure.
According to The Daily Caller, at least 30 Afghan children have been brought to America as refugees and were taken to federal shelters holding unaccompanied migrant minors.