Dozens of Afghan Children Arrive in Chicago After Evacuation

Dozens of Afghan Children Arrive in Chicago After Evacuation

CHICAGO (AP) – Officials said dozens of Afghan children have arrived in Chicago as refugees evacuated from Afghanistan during the U.S. withdrawal continue to reach American cities.

The unaccompanied Afghan minors – children who traveled without a parent or legal guardian – arrived Wednesday at Chicago O’Hare International Airport following a flight from Qatar.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Nubia Willman, director of the city’s Office of New Americans, said 75 Afghan minors had been expected to arrive in Chicago.

The U.S Department of Homeland Security said the minors will be reunited with a vetted relative or will remain in the custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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