States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way


States are learning how many Afghan evacuees are coming their way the binding ministration is notifying governors as well as state refugee coordinators there are about thirty seven thousand in the first group of evacuees state department data shows about five thousand of them will be going to California others are going to Texas Maryland and Virginia the administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle sixty five thousand Afghans by the end of this month ninety five thousand by next year many of the new evacuees requested to be resettled in states where family is nearby each will go through a department of homeland security coordinated process of security vetting and health screening they'll receive about twelve hundred dollars to help with rent furniture and food and provide a small amount of pocket money at Donahue Washington

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