New Jersey to help resettle about 500 Afghan refugees

New Jersey will host about 500 Afghan evacuees, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2021, 11:03 PM

Updated 945 days ago

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New Jersey will host about 500 Afghan evacuees, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.
New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst served as an arrival point for “many thousands” of Afghans who left their homeland after the United States withdrew its troops from the country.
It is unclear exactly how the state will be helping the refugees. But the governor said that the state was eager to assist. He promised more specifics soon.
The Biden administration last week began telling governors how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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