According to Sacramento-area faculty officers, not less than 24 native college students are trapped in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s militaristic coup.
Sacramento has lengthy been a refugee metropolis, with many worldwide residents coming out and in whereas they attempt to navigate the paperwork wanted to convey different members of the family abroad to America. One out of each 9 Afghan natives residing within the U.S. resides within the Sacramento area. About 9,700 Afghan folks stay in Sacramento County, greater than another county within the U.S., in line with census information.
The native San Juan Unified School District oversees greater than 1,400 Afghan refugees alone, lots of whom had been utilizing their summer season break to go to household overseas. The faculty district, in live performance with native congressman Ami Bera, try to piece collectively the unaccounted-for youngsters and teenagers like a puzzle.
“We are trying to determine why these students haven’t been at school,” Raj Rai, a spokeswoman with the district, wrote earlier this week. “Anecdotally we have heard that some may be in Afghanistan, but we do not have a concrete number at this point.”
Now, the directors and authorities officers assume they’ve the quantity narrowed right down to 24 college students who haven’t returned to highschool. Getting these youngsters out of Afghanistan and again house will probably be a mighty problem, although, now that the U.S. authorities has successfully lower ties with the perilous nation.
“Our office has been in close contact with the San Juan Unified School District, and have urgently flagged the students’ information with the State Department and Department of Defense. We have not received an update from the State Department or the DOD,” learn an announcement from Congressman Bera’s communications director Travis Horne.
Say a prayer for these harmless youngsters, who had been born into utter dysfunction, managed to flee, and have now been thrust straight again into the fireplace.