U.S. Considers Repatriating Afghan Evacuees Who Fail Vetting Process

U.S. Considers Repatriating Afghan Evacuees Who Fail Vetting Process


Evacuees from Afghanistan who fail U.S. checks on their bona fides might face repatriation back to their homeland, three officials familiar with the matter have claimed.

CNN reports the trio told the outlet a return to Afghanistan is only one option available — and comes with attendant legal questions — but it is being studied as U.S. officials decide just what to do with Afghans if they do not clear the security clearance process.

The Afghan evacuees are currently being held at a military base called Bondsteel in Kosovo and were taken out of the country aboard rescue flights during the chaotic U.S. withdrawal.

The U.S. evacuated at least 65,000 Afghans in the days before the country shut itself off from the world, according

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