Texas, Virginia, and California are among the top destinations for tens of thousands of Afghans brought to the United States as part of President Joe Biden’s massive resettlement operation out of Afghanistan.
Since mid-August, Biden has brought more than 73,000 Afghans to the U.S. and wants to bring several thousand more by the middle of next year. Afghans, arriving exclusively in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dulles, Virginia, are being temporarily housed at U.S. military bases.
Among those bases is the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico where about 4,300 Afghans continue living before they are resettled. A report from the Washington Post reveals that Texas, Virginia, and California — states with predominant Afghan populations — are the highest in-demand destinations for Afghans arriving.