Kansas City Mayor to proudly accept Afghanistan refugees

Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 10:39 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) - Kansas City will open its doors to refugees from Afghanistan according to Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says in a Twitter post that he will proudly accept refugees from Afghanistan. He said these men and women served bravely by the U.S. military’s side for over the past generation.

The Mayor said Kansas City has plenty of space for those that were not able to serve as well, but those who seek the freedom to learn, vote, work and have equal rights that this country offers.

Military troops were deployed to Afghanistan after the government collapsed and the Taliban took control over Kabul. President Joe Biden said on Monday that troops would help evacuate the country as airports fell into chaos with refugees attempting to flee the rule of the Taliban.

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