. What now for Afghans arriving in America? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC- When they landed at Dulles Airport, just outside Washington DC, men, women, children and the elderly were shepherded aboard a fleet of buses and taken to the centre that would give them temporary shelter.

Rows of neatly made beds with green covers made the cavernous place resemble the inside of a military barracks. A fleet of 20 or 30 portable toilets had been put in a back lot.

Tens of thousands are now awaiting background checks at bases in a network of transit centres – dubbed “lily pads” – across the Persian Gulf and Europe before being brought to the US or sent to a third country for relocation.

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