Chicago To Welcome More Than 500 Afghan Refugees This Fall

“There are many ways in which folks in Chicago can help,” says Lea Tienou-Gustafson with Heartland Alliance.

Chicago To Welcome More Than 500 Afghan Refugees This Fall
Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, sit inside a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Jose Luis Magana / AP Photo
Chicago To Welcome More Than 500 Afghan Refugees This Fall
Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, sit inside a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Jose Luis Magana / AP Photo

Chicago To Welcome More Than 500 Afghan Refugees This Fall

“There are many ways in which folks in Chicago can help,” says Lea Tienou-Gustafson with Heartland Alliance.

President Biden is eyeing billions in emergency funding to help tens of thousands Afghan allies and evacuees resettle in the U.S. More than 500 refugees are expected to arrive in Chicago this fall.

Reset checks in with a local resettlement organization and an immigration attorney for the latest on those efforts.

GUESTS: Cash Fazal, Chicago-based immigration attorney

Lea Tienou-Gustafson, director of Refugee and Immigrant Community Services at Heartland Alliance