1st group of Afghan evacuees arrives in New Jersey; more expected in ‘the coming days’

The first group of Afghan refugees to be airlifted to New Jersey arrived overnight at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2021, 9:39 AM

Updated 964 days ago

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The first group of Afghan refugees to be airlifted to New Jersey arrived overnight at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Senior Airman Ariel Owings said more are expected to continue arriving in “the coming days.”
The number of refugees that will be housed in New Jersey and for how long isn’t clear.
Military officials Tuesday proposed setting up enough shelter for up to 9,500 Afghan nationals for up to a year.
Gov. Phil Murphy said earlier this week the arrival of a significant number of Afghans was imminent.
Afghan evacuees are being housed at four military bases in the United States.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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