29 California Students Reportedly Stuck in Afghanistan After Biden’s Botched Withdrawal
Twenty-nine California students are reportedly stranded in Afghanistan at the hands of President Joe Biden’s administration — five more than initially reported on Tuesday — days after the administration withdrew the last U.S. troops from the country to meet the Taliban-approved deadline.
Raj Rai, director of communication for the Sacramento area’s San Juan Unified School District, affirmed on Tuesday that 29 students remain stranded in the country.
“We can confirm that we currently have 29 students, from 19 families, in Afghanistan,” Rai said. “We stand ready to support these students and families in whatever way that we can.”
According to a Tuesday report from the Sacramento Bee, Democrat Rep. Ami Bera’s (CA) office is working alongside the district to bring the students home. Bera’s communications director Travis Horne affirmed the office has been in “close contact” with the district and has “urgently flagged the students’ information with the State Department and Department of Defense.”
The news follows the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which took place after the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The last U.S. flight out of the capital occurred on Monday at 3:29 p.m. Eastern.
During an address to the nation on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted that some Americans remained stranded in the jihadist-controlled country, but he could not provide an exact figure. – READ MORE