From the school district: “There are additional five families with Cajon Valley students remaining (14 students and 8 parents) to the best of our knowledge.”
Mike blogged about the California students and parents stuck in Afghanistan as the country collapsed.
The families traveled to Afghanistan to visit family members. The trip included 20 students in the Cajon Valley School District and 16 parents.
On Thursday, six students and two parents returned.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced he helped bring home two more families from Afghanistan. Now six families are home:
“Amidst the heartbreak of yesterday and the chaos that has gripped Afghanistan for weeks, we continue to make extraordinary progress in bringing our people home,” Congressman Issa said in a Friday statement. “It is an honor to help rescue and reunite families and loved ones, but we still have more work to do.”
The announcement comes after California’s Cajon Valley Union School District, which has been working in collaboration with Issa’s office in recent days, said Thursday that three San Diego-area families were successfully evacuated from Afghanistan while another five families, including 14 students and eight parents, remain in the country.
Four families are “secure and in process,” and one family “still awaiting help,” according to school district spokesperson Howard Shen.
These families consisted of seven people: three adults and four children.
More good news! The school district said four other families are “secure and process” while one is “still awaiting help”:
The school district on Thursday said “one family consisting of two adults and five children returned back” to the U.S. on Wednesday afternoon. Two additional families were confirmed “safely out of Afghanistan” on Thursday.
“There are additional five families with Cajon Valley students remaining (14 students and 8 parents) to the best of our knowledge,” Shen told Fox News in a Thursday statement.
“This has been an around-the-clock operation, and individuals inside of government and outside of it deserve our deepest thanks,” Issa said. “But more members of our community still need our help. The mission is to bring our people home, and we will continue to do it.”
[Editor’s note, FS: This post has been edited to remove content suggesting Rep. Issa played a role in sending these families to Afghanistan. He had no such role that we are aware of and is working to bring the families out.]DONATE
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