By ABC News 7. The US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has stranded between 100 and 200 American citizens who want to return to the states. One of them – a young boy born near Sacramento. I-Team reporter Dan Noyes has an exclusive, frightening story about what lies ahead for the child and his family.
This three-year-old boy was born near Sacramento; his passport shows he is a US citizen, and he’s going through a harrowing ordeal right now, unable to escape Afghanistan. We’re hiding his identity and that of his father, a social worker, and other family members who are all US permanent residents, for fear of them being captured by the Taliban.
James Brown, Veterans Advocate, told the I-Team, “I received a call Sunday morning at about 6 a.m. from a friend of mine who’s an active duty Marine Corps officer stationed overseas, and he basically felt like his hands were tied and he needed some help getting this family out.”
James Brown is a veterans advocate who’s been working since Sunday morning to get the family safe passage through the Kabul airport to the states. He contacted Representative Jackie Speier and her staff, who jumped into action.
“They’ve also made numerous phone calls to the White House, to the Secretary of Defense’s Office, and to the Secretary of State’s office escalating this family’s case all the way to the top for us.” (Read more from “3-Year-Old American Stranded in Afghanistan by Biden” HERE)
Report: 24 California Students Still Stranded in Afghanistan
By Breitbart. There are at least 24 students from the Sacramento area San Juan Unified School District, who are now stranded in Afghanistan by President Joe Biden, following the final withdrawal of U.S. troops Monday, according to a report.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the school district confirmed at least 24 students are in the country as Taliban terrorists are now in control of the majority of the country and the airport since the last troops evacuating people left.
However, this number is down from the school district’s original estimate of 150 students that had yet to return to campus since the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
The report noted that the office of Democrat Rep. Ami Bera, who represents the school district, has contacted the school district and is working with them to bring the students back since the original story broke of two students being stranded.
Bera’s office did not immediately respond to Sacramento Bee for comment. (Read more from “Report: 24 California Students Still Stranded in Afghanistan” HERE)
Biden Banks on Taliban to Rescue Stranded Americans
By Daily Caller. resident Joe Biden vehemently defended his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan during remarks Tuesday, dodging criticism over how the process played out while admitting that the U.S. will need to rely on the Taliban to continue getting Americans out.
The Pentagon announced that the last plane departed the Kabul airport Monday, marking the official end to the nearly 20-year war. Biden, who vowed to remain in the country until all Americans got out, didn’t keep his promise: Secretary of State Antony Blinken estimated around 100 to 200 Americans seeking to leave had been left behind.
For those Americans, the administration reiterated its commitment to getting them out. This commitment, however, relies in large part on the Taliban, as Biden would detail in his speech.
The president noted that Blinken is “leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure safe passage for any American, Afghan partner or foreign national who wants to leave Afghanistan.” Included in these “diplomatic efforts” was a “resolution” passed by the United Nations’ security council aimed at sending “a clear message that the international community expects the Taliban to deliver on moving forward.” The letter, Biden said, specifically highlighted the “freedom of travel, freedom to leave.” (Read more from “Biden Banks on Taliban to Rescue Stranded Americans” HERE)
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