President Biden confirmed on Friday that his administration will provide up to $100 million in additional aid to Afghan refugees and migrants.
The US is ready to begin evacuating hundreds of Afghan candidates for special immigration visas (SIVs) who are facing Taliban threats as a result of their work with the US government.
On Friday, Biden approved the release of $200 million in services and articles from US government agencies’ inventories, according to the White House.
On Monday, the Pentagon announced that 2,500 Afghans might be sent to the facility, which is located 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Richmond.
Afghans who served as interpreters or in other jobs for the US government during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 are eligible for special immigrant visas.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, reiterated Biden’s support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Biden was due to call Ghani later in the day, she claimed.