What’s next for Afghan refugees in New Jersey?

Briana Vannozzi, Anchor | September 27, 2021 | Housing
Rep. Andy Kim discusses helping evacuees already in U.S. and continuing efforts to get more people out of Afghanistan

In Burlington County, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is a temporary home for thousands of Afghan evacuees. It is one of just eight military installations in the U.S. where displaced Afghans are getting security screenings and health checks before resettling either in New Jersey or elsewhere.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited the base on Monday to tour what’s been named “Liberty Village.” According to a Pentagon spokesperson, the secretary met with troops and other departmental personnel who are supporting the mission, one that will take months. Rep. Andy Kim (D-3rd), who represents the district, discusses the next phase of the refugeesjourney.

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