A three-year-old California boy is stranded in Afghanistan after Joe Biden pulled all US military support on Tuesday.
His family couldn’t get to the Taliban-controlled Kabul Airport to evacuate.
The US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has stranded between 100 and 200 American citizens who want to return to the states. One of them – a young boy born near Sacramento. I-Team reporter Dan Noyes has an exclusive, frightening story about what lies ahead for the child and his family.
This three-year-old boy was born near Sacramento; his passport shows he is a US citizen, and he’s going through a harrowing ordeal right now, unable to escape Afghanistan. We’re hiding his identity and that of his father, a social worker, and other family members who are all US permanent residents, for fear of them being captured by the Taliban.
James Brown, Veterans Advocate, told the I-Team, “I received a call Sunday morning at about 6 a.m. from a friend of mine who’s an active duty Marine Corps officer stationed overseas, and he basically felt like his hands were tied and he needed some help getting this family out.”
James Brown is a veterans advocate who’s been working since Sunday morning to get the family safe passage through the Kabul airport to the states. He contacted Representative Jackie Speier and her staff, who jumped into action.
Joe Biden called his disastrous withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan “an extraordinary success” on Tuesday.