Posted on · The Houston area has taken in between 5,500 and 15,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021. Many of them are here as humanitarian parolees, without a clear path to citizenship. Their parole is set to expire within a matter of months.
Posted on · One year after the U.S. military's evacuation from Afghanistan, an Afghan interpreter reflects on his and his family's traumatic experience.
Posted on · Afghan-Danish soccer player Nadia Nadim shares her journey to football stardom as her team, Racing Louisville FC, faces the Houston Dash this weekend at BBVA Stadium
Posted on · The president told G-7 leaders that the U.S. is set to finish withdrawing from Afghanistan by Aug. 31 and asked the Pentagon and State Department for contingency plans if the deadline cannot be met.
Posted on · We discuss the evolving situation in Afghanistan and the consequences of US withdrawal – including the resettling of Afghan refugees in Texas.
Posted on · The interpreter is unable to get the visa he needs to come to the U.S. because his former employer, U.S. security contractor DynCorp, refuses to correct a mistake in his paperwork about how long he worked for the company, according to those trying to help him.
Posted on · Amid a chaotic troop withdrawal, veteran and refugee advocates are worried as they try to relocate Afghans who helped U.S. and allied forces in the region.
Posted on · 'I do not regret my decision,' said President Joe Biden, regarding withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan after almost two decades of military campaigns.
Posted on · Speaking about the Taliban's ousting of the U.S.-backed Afghan government, Biden acknowledged, "The truth is this did unfold more quickly than we anticipated."
Posted on · As the U.S. military completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan, many interpreters and others who worked alongside allied forces are left behind despite them and their families being eligible for special visas. Houston has resettled some 1,700 of these Afghan visa holders. Some sat down with Houston Public Media to talk about the danger their former colleagues face back home.
Posted on · In a sit-down interview with Houston Public Media, the family of an Afghan interpreter killed by the Taliban talk about the dangers they faced over the last 10 years, the bittersweet relief of finally living in the U.S., and what's next for the family in a new country.
Posted on · The president said he will move to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.
Posted on · The agreement follows 18 months of negotiations and comes after a seven-day "reduction in violence" period in Afghanistan. Here's what to know about the agreement and what may come next.
Posted on · Najibullah Kamawal, director of the provincial health department, said another 60 people were wounded in the attack
Posted on · Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban from 2009 to 2014 after leaving his base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior