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PHL the second airport in the nation to receive Afghan refugees

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the announcement that Philadelphia International Airport will begin receiving Afghan refugees as early as today.

“Many Afghans have spent years aiding U.S. forces and promoting democracy and equality.  They have risked their lives to do so and, over the past few weeks, some have been forced to leave their homes, uproot their lives and flee for their safety. We owe these Afghans gratitude and the opportunity to start a new life in the United States. Philadelphia now plays a crucial part in welcoming these Afghans to the United States and I have no doubt Pennsylvanians will welcome these brave families as they rebuild their lives and livelihoods,” said Senator Casey.