A report from an unexpected source reveals the high rate at which Afghans are coming to the United States through the illegal route via our southern border. National Public Radio (NPR) tracked how several Afghan civilians are entering the United States via the U.S.-Mexican border.
Foreign Desk News reports that the U.S. border agents apprehended more than 2,000 Afghans in just one year after the Taliban takeover, which was a 30-fold jump from the year before, U.S. government data show.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that following the country’s takeover from the Taliban, more than 2,500 Afghans have made the trip and crossed into the U.S. via illegal crossings, and they could be turned away unless they could prove imminent danger or a medical emergency. We have just passed the second anniversary of the botched pullout from Afghanistan which was followed by a hostile takeover of the country by the Taliban terrorist network.
NPR spoke to several Afghanis about their experiences coming into the U.S. One story shared was by Shafi Amani and his three-year-old daughter Yousra, who was a healthy toddler when she and her family fled Afghanistan a year ago via Pakistan.
Amani says his daughter had a stroke in Pakistan, and he was able to get medicine for her. Amani and his family decided to leave Pakistan, get a tourist visa for Mexico, and arrive in Mexico City with his wife and daughter.
He says he decided to smuggle their family into the U.S. because living in Mexico was not the best situation, given that he could not speak Spanish and the lack of medical care for their daughter during their six-month stay.
“When we crossed the border, believe me, that was the day – the hardest decision for me because for my daughter and my wife and part of my life,” Amani told Bowman. Amani explained that two men showed up, took them to a border wall around 30 feet, and created a harness where they pulled his wife, his daughter, and him. After they crossed into the U.S., the family got ready to cross the New River but were found by the U.S.
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