Approximately 60,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan since Aug. 17 have arrived in the United States, according to a report published late Wednesday.
The latest figure includes some of the 50,000 people without visas that the Biden administration told refugee assistance organizations they should expect to have to help resettle stateside.
Of the 60,000 figure reported by the Associated Press, just 17%, or roughly 10,200, are U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who had been in Afghanistan at the time of evacuations.
The other 83%, or 48,800 people, are either approved for the Special Immigrant Visa, in the process of applying, have yet to apply, or are not candidates and may seek asylum in the U.S. The Special Immigrant Visa is awarded after a 14-step process, and applicants must have helped the U.S. during the 20-year War on Terror.
The State Department in late