“Some” of the estimated 27 students from Sacramento who had been stranded in Afghanistan as of Tuesday after U.S. troops left Kabul “may be in transit” out of the country.
The San Juan Unified School District, the place the students and their 19 households are from, advised Fox News on Wednesday that the numbers of students caught in and leaving Afghanistan “continue to change rapidly.”
NO UPDATE FROM BIDEN ADMIN ON 24 SACRAMENTO STUDENTS TRAPPED IN AFGHANISTAN
“We believe that some of these families may be in transit out of Afghanistan, as we have not been able to reach many of them in the last few days,” faculty district communications director Raj Rai mentioned in an announcement. “We stand ready to support these students and families in whatever way that we can, and are working closely with state officials to provide them information as we receive it from our families.”
The faculty district has been in contact with “multiple congressional offices to coordinate information and offer help,” together with California Democratic Rep. Ami Bera’s workplace.
Bera’s workplace on Tuesday confirmed in an electronic mail to Fox News that it “urgently flagged this with the Department of Defense and State Department” however had “not received an update from DOD or State.” The congresswoman’s workplace confirmed on Wednesday morning that it nonetheless had not heard from anybody inside the Biden administration.
Rai beforehand advised The Sacramento Bee that 29 students from 19 households had been stranded in the country.
2 CALIFORNIA FAMILIES POTENTIALLY STILL STRANDED IN AFGHANISTAN, 6 OTHERS EVACUATED
Bera started working with the college district after studying the Bee’s earlier reporting on the topic.
The Cajon Valley Union School District can also be reporting that one of its households continues to be caught in Afghanistan in any case U.S. troops left the country on Monday.
Neither the DOD nor the State (*27*) didn’t instantly reply to inquiries from Fox News concerning the Sacramento and San Diego-area students.
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El Cajon and Sacramento have giant refugee populations, and students had been seemingly visiting kinfolk in Afghanistan over the summer time earlier than U.S. withdrawal efforts had been underway.
The State (*27*) issued a Level 4 journey advisory — essentially the most extreme journey advisory stage — on Tuesday “due to civil unrest, armed conflict, crime, terrorism, kidnapping and COVID-19,” an alert on the division’s web site reads.
Fox News’ Houston Keene contributed to this report.