The fallout from the Biden administration’s bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan continues to develop much more tragic. Almost 4 months after the president botched the elimination of troops, American residents, and international allies from the area, some stay trapped. But now, current stories reveal one other catastrophic growth: The Afghan youngsters who have been evacuated haven’t but been reunited with their mother and father, and lots of have been ready for months.
Separated From Parents
In early November, Reuters reported over 1,000 youngsters nonetheless haven’t been reunited with their households after being faraway from Afghanistan with out their mother and father. CNN reported:
“Many of the children tried to flee Afghanistan with their families but got separated in the chaos, advocates say. Some lost touch with their parents during the bombing at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. And some of their parents didn’t survive the terror attack.”
Dr. Sabrina Perrino, an Afghan American pediatrician, referred to as the event “shocking” and famous that the youngsters are “potentially feeling alone and feeling scared.”
Government officers defined the bulk of the 1,450 youngsters reside with sponsors within the United States, many of whom are relations who have been additionally evacuated or already residing within the U.S. However, about 250 youngsters are nonetheless in authorities custody. Most of them shouldn’t have household on this nation to take care of them as they await the arrival of their mother and father. Unsurprisingly, households and advocates said the youngsters are traumatized by the ordeal of getting out of Afghanistan, and they’re now “living in limbo and desperate for answers about what’s next.”
“The Department of Health and Human Services says the government is doing everything it can to help reunite unaccompanied Afghan minors with caregivers, including parents and immediate family, who remain in Afghanistan. But leaving the country remains a significant challenge, the agency said, describing the reunification process as difficult and noting it could take considerable time.”
So far, the White House has not given any indication as to when these youngsters can be reunited with their mother and father, who’re nonetheless attempting to undergo the method of being evacuated from Afghanistan.
Will It Ever End?
The president’s dealing with of the withdrawal has resulted in much more issues than beforehand predicted. His fixation on adhering to an arbitrary deadline for eradicating the troops has confirmed to be one of the worst selections he has made throughout his first 12 months in workplace. Former President Donald Trump’s plan would have prioritized ensuring that American residents, together with Afghan allies and their households have been correctly evacuated earlier than eradicating the final of the nation’s troops from Afghanistan. In essence, this administration primarily prioritized a timeline over the lives of folks trapped within the area.
After years of complaining about Trump separating migrant youngsters from their mother and father, Democrats and the chattering class have little to say about Biden doing the identical with Afghan youngsters. This state of affairs will hopefully be resolved quickly – however the truth of the matter is that it shouldn’t have occurred within the first place. If the U.S. had not been compelled right into a mad scramble of a withdrawal by the White House, the operation may have proceeded in a extra orderly and thorough style.
~ Read extra from Jeff Charles.