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Afghanis Begin To Arrive In Houston

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Photo courtesy Elizabeth Trovall/houstonpublicmedia.org

Evacuated Afghan families are starting to arrive in Houston. Local nonprofits say they are expecting over 130 Afghan people.

Refugee Services of Texas say those arriving are not considered refugees but rather special immigrant visa holders, with most having some degree of affiliation with the U.S. military.

Once they arrive to Houston, they will be given food, housing, and job assistance. Many of those being evacuated will be routed to Houston due to a large Afghan population currently rooted there.

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