In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, assists evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Immigration

With the second anniversary of the Fall of Kabul approaching, thousands of Afghan refugees remain stuck in legal limbo

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.

Ed Gonzalez testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, about his nomination to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Immigration

Gonzalez’s nomination for ICE director, in limbo for months, could soon go back to square one

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez was nominated in April and approved by a Senate committee in August. The Senate has until the end of December to hold a floor vote before the entire process has to start over.

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