Front page news in the Biden Globe, I mean the Boston Globe, reported as only the Globe can do. As the Biden administration floods America with Afghan refugees, many of whom weren’t even on the SIV list, Americans are expected to provide them with money, housing, and employment. The Globe reports:
As the first two families fleeing Afghanistan arrived in Massachusetts over the weekend, the state was gearing up for what advocates say will be a historic resettlement effort for at least 1,100 people who will need help with housing, health care, education, and other basics to rebuild their lives.
The scope of the humanitarian crisis has not been seen in decades, advocates said on Sunday. Nationwide, some 65,000 Afghans will be arriving in the next few months and perhaps another 30,000 over the coming year.
The challenge posed is exacerbated by the abrupt fall of Afghanistan’s government to the Taliban last month, prompting a desperate scramble out of a country that had been wracked by more than 20 years of war, involving the United States. As a result, tens of thousands of people — many of whom are living on American military bases across the country and overseas — are seeking new homes in this country.
“It’s unprecedented — the last major humanitarian effort like this was after the Vietnam War,” said Jeff Kinney, with the Worcester-based Ascentria Care Alliance, which is working to bring about 400 evacuees to Worcester and Western Massachusetts.
“But this one is massive because it happened so fast, and the resettlement is going to have to happen so fast,” Kinney said.
The challenge facing Massachusetts has sparked what is being dubbed an “all hands on deck” response as cities like Worcester are organizing community-level efforts to provide temporary housing, line up volunteers to collect donations, and identify businesses willing to offer work to evacuees.
Meg Gallo, with the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center in Boston, said the effort has been a huge undertaking. The organization is working to bring about 150 to 250 people to the state between now and March, she said.
Action Line: Neither Biden nor the governors and mayors welcoming refugees into their states and cities asked any Americans whether or not they were ready to accommodate a wave of new arrivals. If your mayor has laid the burden of the Afghan refugee crisis on you, perhaps it’s time to look for a better America today.
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