They came after the Taliban Takeover


The first family that arrived in Worcester was a family of three that had a husband, wife, and young child and they arrived at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Friday also on Sunday another family of five people had a couple and their three children. The place that the families will be staying at would be a hotel in Boston until they can find a resident in Worcester they can move in. They will have to wait seeing more Afghani families are also waiting for a place to settle in. They are expecting 37,000 Afghani people to arrive for the first wave. In Rhode Island, they’re expecting to receive a dozen of Afghan residence. The number of people that arrived was 250 by early November. 


Roughly 1,000 Afghan evacuees are going to be rehoused in Massachusetts communities said the president of the Jewish Family Service Of Western Massachusetts Maxine Stein. The Jewish Family Service Of Western Massachusetts is a non-profit and is funding for permanent housing. Airbnb has reached out to offer temporary overtime for some Afghan people. The problem is after the Airbnb limited time is over they would need to find permanent residents for those Afghan families. Governor Charlie Baker came out and said “ At the height of the crisis in Afghanistan Massachusetts is ready to assist Afghan refugees seeking safety and peace in America.” The JFSWM Ms. Stein said, “ I think we’re getting to a point now where we’re being asked to do all this work, and that’s wonderful, but we are given no resources to do it. The state of Massachusetts is welcoming Afghan refugees, but we need to see some financial support.”  Humanitarian parole, according to the immigration laws of the U.S. generally refers to those with official permissions to enter and remain temporarily in the country, under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, without formal admission and while remaining an applicant for admission. JFSWM and other organizations are lobbying state lawmakers to get Afghans to the status where they would be eligible for all services for up to 5 years.