Thursday, September 30, 2021

Evacuation charter flight with Americans on board denied permission to land in U.S. – HotAir

This reads as a mix-up in bureaucratic red tape with some government incompetence sprinkled in. A charter plane carrying more than 100 Americans and U.S. green card holders evacuated from Afghanistan was denied U.S. landing rights by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The organizers of the flight, a non-profit called Project Dynamo, reported to Reuters that DHS “will not allow a charter on an international flight into a U.S. port of entry.” Bryan Stern, a founder of the group, said the denial came from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a department in DHS. The group is one that has risen to the challenge of assisting Americans and Afghan helpers stranded in Afghanistan. The Biden administration is not doing the job so groups of U.S. military veterans, current and former U.S. officials, and others are doing the work. In this case, DHS claims to not have knowledge of the situation.

via hotair.com

Perhaps they could be dropped off in Tijuana and walk across the border.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2021/09/evacuation-charter-flight-with-americans-on-board-denied-permission-to-land-in-us-hotair.html

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"Perhaps they could be dropped off in Tijuana and walk across the border."

You beat me to it. But seriously could they simply land at a US airbase in Germany as a temporary solution? Answer: only if the US government wants a solution, temporary or not. Maybe it suspects they all vote Republican.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 30, 2021 11:51:45 AM

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