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Stewart Verdery Quoted on Afghan Refugees staying in the United States

By December 10, 2021 No Comments

“These individuals — we do not want (them) to go home; we want them to stay; they’re political refugees, essentially, who helped us in our foreign policy fights, yet the legal status doesn’t allow them to plan the future with any type of certainty,” said Stewart Verdery, who served under President George W. Bush as assistant secretary for border and transportation security policy and planning at the Department of Homeland Security.

“We have other people who come to the United States (who) are designed to be temporary workers, or they’re visiting temporarily, and they’re supposed to go home; this is not the case here,” said Verdery, who is also a member of the Council on National Security and Immigration and the CEO and founder of Monument Advocacy, a bipartisan consulting firm.

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