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24 California college students, 16 dad and mom stranded in Afghanistan after summer time holidays

A complete of 40 college students and oldsters from California are presently stranded in Afghanistan after touring to the nation over the summer time, in accordance to a college district and native experiences.

“The Cajon Valley Union College District Household and Group Engagement (FACE) Workplace that helps a worldwide neighborhood of households has been in direct contact with their households and college students stranded in Afghanistan,” Howard Shen, a spokesperson for the Cajon Valley Union College District, advised Fox Information in a press release.

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One household spending time within the Central Asian nation reached out to the Cajon Valley Union College District’s Household and Group Liaisons program on Aug. 16 asking that the district “maintain their spot at their native college,” the assertion added.

The Los Angeles Instances first reported that 24 college students and 16 dad and mom have been caught in Afghanistan as 1000’s of People and U.S. allies try to flee the nation earlier than the U.S. army completes its withdrawal by Aug. 31. 

The Taliban assumed management over nearly all of the nation in latest weeks.

Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane at the perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Shekib Rahmani)

A whole lot of individuals collect close to a U.S. Air Pressure C-17 transport airplane on the perimeter of the worldwide airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (AP Photograph/Shekib Rahmani)

Cajon Valley College Board President Tamara Otero advised the Instances that the scholars and oldsters had already booked their airplane tickets however couldn’t “get to the airport.”

Superintendent David Miyashiro notified the college board on Tuesday of the district’s efforts to assist college students and households with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the Instances reported. Miyashiro advised the outlet that the scholars and oldsters have been touring with particular U.S. army visas. 

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Shen added that “college students and their dad and mom who traveled to Afghanistan this summer time to go to their prolonged household reached out to their neighborhood liaisons for help when the disaster in Afghanistan began” in an effort to “maintain their kids’s spots in school rooms.” The district has 16 neighborhood liaisons in complete.

“Mike Serban, Director of the FACE Workplace, started gathering a complete checklist of all Cajon Valley College students recognized to be in Afghanistan,” he continued. “They’ve been working with Congressman Issa’s workplace, who’ve been extremely supportive within the try to convey these households house. The East County San Diego neighborhood and district employees proceed to ship constructive ideas and nicely needs to all of our households as we await their protected return.”

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Issa in a Wednesday tweet that he’s “working diligently to find out one of the best methods to assist these trapped return house safely.”

“I gained’t cease till now we have solutions and motion,” he stated. 

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