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Thousands more Afghans can resettle in U.S. as refugees, says State Dept

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Thousands more Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to their U.S. affiliations will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States under a new program announced by the State Department on Monday. Reuters exclusively reported on plans to set up the “Priority Two” refugee program, covering Afghans who worked for U.S.-funded projects and for U.S.-based non-government bodies and media outlets, earlier on Monday. “In light of increased levels of Taliban violence, the U.S. government is working to provide certain Afghans, including those who wor…

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