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Biden Touts 'Success' Of Afghanistan Airlifts, But Thousands Of Refugees Face Uncertain Future

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Refugees board a bus at Dulles International Airport in Virginia that will take them to a refugee processing center after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Refugees board a bus at Dulles International Airport in Virginia that will take them to a refugee processing center after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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The U.S. military is out of Afghanistan, but many Afghan refugees still face an uncertain future. On Tuesday, President Biden praised the airlift that he says evacuated more than 120,000 people.

Here & Now's Scott Tong speaks with Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, one of the groups helping resettle Afghans.

This segment aired on September 1, 2021.

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