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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards.
Some groups say they continue to be contacted by American citizens in Afghanistan who did not register with the U.S. Embassy before it closed and by others not included in previous counts because they expressed misgivings about leaving loved ones behind.
The article goes on to state the following:
As for green card holders, they have lived in the U.S. for years, paid taxes, become part of their communities and often have children who are U.S. citizens. Yet the administration says it does not have an estimate on the number of such permanent residents who are in Afghanistan and desperately trying to escape Taliban rule.
According to the Associated Press report, the number of American citizens and green card holders still stranded in Afghanistan is closer to at least 400.
Mike Jason, who runs an ad-hoc rescue operation called Allied Airlift 21, said his volunteer group has been in contact with 78 green card holders trapped in the country, but that the figure does not capture the scale of the problem. Add their spouses and children to the tally, he said, and the number rises to nearly 400.
White House chief of staff Ron Klain claimed in a CNN interview on Sunday that only about 100 were left behind.
Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain doesn’t know how many Americans are stranded in Afghanistan, how many have gotten out since the military pulled out, or how they’ll be evacuated. pic.twitter.com/mSVliSFNeM
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2021
Last week, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken claimed that the number of Americans were “under 200, and likely closer to 100 — who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave.”
Sec. of State Antony Blinken said the State Department believes there is “still a small number of Americans — under 200, and likely closer to 100 — who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave.” https://t.co/wPD2LABUqe pic.twitter.com/DiHINEv8wG
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) August 30, 2021
Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low, and also overlooks hundreds of permanent legal U.S. residents with green cards. https://t.co/2bUYIVM1DO
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 4, 2021
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