Afghan evacuees to arrive in the U.S. through Virginia, Wisconsin military bases

Gov. Kemp signals he may be open to accepting refugees in Georgia

By: - August 17, 2021 12:11 pm

Displaced Afghans reach out for aid from a local Muslim organization at a makeshift IDP camp on August 10, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

“My team remains on call to assist constituents with information and support regarding evacuation procedures and consular services for Americans who remain in Afghanistan and for SIV-eligible Afghan nationals who have worked for and with the U.S. government,” Georgia U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff said in a statement Monday.

“I continue to urge the Biden Administration to make every effort to protect and evacuate U.S. citizens and SIV-eligible Afghans,” Ossoff added.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Georgia Recorder. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.