TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — As evacuations from Afghanistan continue, a plane carrying a group of refugees arrived at Dulles International Airport Monday.
The group’s final destination is unclear, but Gov. Phil Murphy says some refugees would be welcomed in the Garden State.READ MORE: NYPD: 5 People Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In Upper Manhattan
“We are going to be getting, imminently, Afghan refugees that will be cycled through Dulles Airport in northern Virginia and then up to the joint base, and we’re honored to do our part,” Murphy said.
The base that Murphy referred to is Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Murphy said on Twitter that New Jersey will do everything in its power to help these refugees rebuild their lives.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
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The @DeptofDefense recently approved a request for assistance from @StateDept to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the U.S for specified Afghan special immigrant visa applicants and their families, and other vulnerable Afghans, @jointbasemdl, N.J.
— U.S. Northern Command (@USNorthernCmd) August 23, 2021
U.S. Northern Command tweeted Monday that a task force will be “provide the housing, medical, logistics, and transportation support” at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County.