There was bipartisan support in Texas this weekend for housing Afghan evacuees at the million-acre Fort Bliss military base, in El Paso near the Mexico border.
The capital fell to the Taliban last Sunday, after the Afghan government and military crumpled.
In remarks at the White House on Friday, Joe Biden tried to reassure Afghan allies, although the safe passage of non-Americans is far from certain.
“I support the [Department of Defense’s] decision to consider Fort Bliss and other US military installation sites to resettle vulnerable refugees,” she posted.
Bilal Askaryar, communications coordinator for Afghan immigration rights group Welcome With Dignity, said such reports prompted concern for evacuees from Kabul.
Refugee Services of Texas said it expected that about 300 Afghan refugees in total would be resettled in larger cities in the state.
Fort Bliss, a US army base for more than 150 years, straddles Texas and New Mexico. »