Report: 30+ California Children Remain Stranded in Afghanistan

DULLES, VA - AUGUST 24: An Afghan boy sits on a bus that will take him to a refugee proces
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More than 30 California children likely remain stranded in Afghanistan, days after President Joe Biden evacuated U.S. forces from the country while abandoning billions of dollars worth of military equipment to the Taliban terrorists.

According to California school board officials in three districts, which confirmed the U.S. legal status of the children to the Associated Press (AP), 30 children “have been forgotten by the U.S. government.”

The AP reported the children remain stranded due to Biden pulling U.S. forces from the country before the children could make their way through the Taliban terrorists’ check points enroute to the extraction point at the airport.

San Juan Union School District in Sacramento identified “27 students from 19 families” that remain stranded. Another school district inside Sacramento told the AP they had three trapped children in hiding.

Union School District spokeswoman Raj Rai told the AP she believes “some of these families may be in transit out of Afghanistan, as we have not been able to reach many of them in the last few days.”

Sacramento City Unified School District spokeswomen added, “The only word I can say is heartbreaking,” and “sincerely” hopes “for their speedy and safe return back to the U.S. and back to our school communities.”

Breitbart News reported Wednesday some 29 California students were “reportedly stranded in Afghanistan at the hands of President Joe Biden’s administration — five more than initially reported on Tuesday.”

“We can confirm that we currently have 29 students, from 19 families, in Afghanistan,” Rai affirmed, ensuring her readiness to “support these students and families in whatever way” she can.

It is unknown how many Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan. U.S. officials estimate nearly 200 may remain, though other reports indicate the number could be thousands. An original White House report indicated about 11,000 had been in the country right before its collapse.

However, Biden told the world Tuesday he had left ten percent of Americans in Afghanistan stranded but then explained the number was only between 100 to 200.

“Now, we believe that about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan, with some intention to leave. Most of those who remain are dual citizens, longtime residents who had earlier decided to stay because of their family roots in Afghanistan,” Biden said.

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