Nearly 400 Afghan refugees slated to resettle in Wisconsin

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 400 Afghan refugees are slated resettle in Wisconsin, according to State Department data obtained by The Associated Press.

The Biden administration has begun notifying governors and state refugee coordinators about how many Afghan evacuees from the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states.

Fort McCoy is temporarily housing 8,000 people.

California is projected to take more arrivals than any other -- more than 5,200 people.

Alabama is slated to welcome 10, according to U.S. officials. Hawaii, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming as well as the District of Columbia are not slated to resettle anyone from the first group of evacuees who fled during the final days of the chaotic U.S. withdrawal last month.

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