U.S. Increases Funding for Resettling Americans Evacuated From Afghanistan

How do you feel about increased funding for resettling Americans evacuated from Afghanistan?

  • 130

    Yep please do it

  • 41

    It’s us good people who know that inviting new people to our old tired town, it’s a living breathing town!! Unfortunately we have a few old stubborn dinosaurs that are hanging up progress. The town, out of love for her, let her live and breathe again!! 27822

  • 210

    We cannot afford this we dont have enough money for our own funding we are not the damn UN

  • 592

    Check out the new docuseries, “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror” on Netflix. It is an expansive and detailed historical study about HOW & WHY we got to 9/11, with an almost complete history of WHEN & WHY Afghanistan became a focal point for the American government and the American people. This 5 episode series explains so much and in such detail, afterwards you’ll know EXACTLY WHY we left Afghanistan, and WHY we should have left much sooner than August of 2021! It’s ALL there. And it’s ALL the TRUTH! The main idea I got out of it is this: Never go to war without a clear exit strategy that leaves the invaded country better than you found it. NOT doing so will be catastrophic!

  • 2,797

    Why is the federal government spending money to repatriate Americans back in the United States from Afghanistan? Since being there they have received unbelievable wages for being in a war zone. When I came home from Vietnam as other soldiers did we got government travel to the United States and travel pay from Seattle to our next duty station in the United States. I am pretty sure that the soldiers in the last twenty years going to and coming back to the states got essentially the same pay coming home. The American that worked in Afghanistan should get about the same and they should get priority points on federal government job applications. I think I got 10 points.

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    Robert J.

    Make them welcome here. We need the help.

  • 35

    We have so many homeless people in our country now. How much are you giving them to resettle? How are you helping Americans with the rising costs of everything? Stop putting people who are not citizens before the American people.

  • 1,020

    Cheaper than continuing this war.

  • 685

    This was supposed to happen for those who were in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to allow Afghans and Iraqis who served alongside U.S. forces as interpreters or contractors to receive permanent U.S. resident status. This also extends to their spouse and unmarried children under 21. We don't know who the 'others' are. Not vetted and probably won't be with the democrats in control. They want all the bad people too!! A vote is just a vote to the democrats, any way they can get them!

  • 26.2k

    The question asked was whether or not we approve of a done deal. But we don't know exactly what the deal is or whom we are talking about. Money for resettling Americans evacuated from Afghanistan. That is not the same as money for relocating the Afghans with SIVs that were evacuated. What does resettling mean? The airlift? Temporary quarters? Meals? What were these Americans doing in Afghanistan? Working in the embassy? Running import/export businesses? Running an Italian pizzeria restaurant in Kabul? What? Why would anyone give up their homes in the USA to work in Afghanistan without a well-thought-out plan to return. I don't understand.

  • 890

    Give Afghanistan the money that they’re supposed to get.

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  • 2,934

    Cheaper than the war and they will help the country as well.

  • 676

    It is a great idea

  • 423

    Emergency Repatriation Assistance for Returning Americans Act. I’m confused. Are these American citizens who chose to live in Afghanistan; whose job required the move? The government has been known to provide better assistance for those coming from outside than inside our country. We have hurricane damage with complete loss. Will these citizens receive the same level of assistance; they lost everything too. Can our country afford to help ALL its citizens or will there be a few privileged who get more? Are we giving them land? Building homes for them while we’ve had homeless for decades? Paying rent and living expenses? Will we have oversight committees to ensure funds are spent Expedientially?

  • 231

    We owe it to those who risked everything to help us in an undertaking that never should have been. The US has the money. Use it for good for once rather than lining the pockets of those here who have more than they will ever need or use. Make us into the country we claim to be.

  • 351

    We need to do whatever is necessary to support the resettlement of these Afgans that supported us in Afganistan.

  • 9,016

    They helped us, we will help them!

  • 101

    How can anyone not vote YES?

  • 347

    The Supreme Court overturned a constitutional right to healthcare, and effectively overturned Roe v Wade, by doing nothing. Using the shadow docket, Justice Alito allowed a draconian, dystopian misogynistic law to rob Texans of a basic constitutional right: bodily autonomy. The Texas law bans abortion when a heartbeat is detected, after about six weeks, long before most people know they’re pregnant, and establishes a truly dangerous bounty system that allows private citizens to sue anybody involved in procuring an abortion and rewards them with $10,000 and attorneys fees. There are no exceptions for rape or incest and the law will have little impact on the wealthy, who can simply fly to freer places. As always, this law will not stop abortions, it will only stop safe abortions. This bounty system will choke the courts and drown abortion providers in lawsuits, which is the real point. If you thought evangelical churches were good at getting out the vote, wait until you see what havoc they wreak with this (preview). The bounties are nothing short of dystopian, more reminiscent of the morality police in Iran or the Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. When paired with our politically divided country and Texas’s new unlicensed open carry law that also took effect today, it’s a recipe for violence, which has already plagued abortion providers. Now their supporters feel like they have a license to hunt (which is not what the law says) and also happen to believe God is on their side. What could possibly go wrong? It’s tempting to say that they learned nothing from the violence on January 6th, but that assumes that the lesson would be peaceful. They learned a different lesson. The Constitution was subverted with judicial inaction. That’s how broken our courts are. AS