Three days after the final group of Afghan evacuees departed from Camp Atterbury, DeFur Voran associate Kelli Liggett met with some of the families who had resettled in Muncie. What she found on Jan. 28 was a mix of immigration cases — many of which, she estimates, won’t be processed by the time their humanitarian parole status is up in two years.
Long road ahead: Immigration lawyers prepare to help Afghan evacuees
Thousands of Afghan evacuees will live on the same Hoosier military base over the next several weeks, but soon their journeys to permanent resettlement will move on a case-by-case basis.Read More
Officials on Monday marked the winding down of work at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training base that has helped resettle about 7,200 Afghan refugees in the U.S. since September.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a woman who left home in Alabama to join the Islamic State terror group, but then decided she wanted to return to the United States.
Federal officials said Tuesday that they’ve pushed back their timeline to resettle roughly 4,100 Afghan refugees who are still at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training post more than two months after they arrived there.
The first group of Afghan refugees bound for Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana arrived in the state Thursday.
Afghan evacuees could start arriving at Camp Atterbury for temporary housing as soon as Friday, Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced.
The Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training base will temporarily house Afghan refugees who assisted the U.S. during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, guard officials said Tuesday.