This story was originally published in the Daily Memphian on Sept. 9, 2021.
The Memphis Christian humanitarian organization working with refugees and immigrants in the city for the last nine years expects about 36 refugees from Afghanistan will resettle in the metro area.
That is out of an estimated 50,000 Afghans the U.S. State Department expects to allow entry under various legal statuses following the August fall of the nation to the Taliban.
Under current situations, most of those bound for Memphis will not qualify for federal assistance or federally funded services for their transition to life in America.
P.J. Moore, executive director of World Relief Memphis, said the estimate includes 25 “humanitarian parolees” and an additional 11 with special immigrant visas.
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