TRENTON, N.J. - As the world watches as Afghanistan crisis unfold, Gov. Phil Murphy released a statement saying New Jersey would welcome refugees.
The statement, released Sunday, details New Jersey's commitment to helping those in need.
- Afghan mother gives birth aboard US evacuation aircraft
- 7 die at Kabul airport; opposition fighters seize areas from Taliban
- Islamic State threats against Americans force evacuation changes at Kabul airport
- US military release pictures of soldiers helping Afghan families in Kabul
"I would add that accepting these refugees honors the sacrifice made by veterans of the War in Afghanistan – too many of whom died working towards the same goal sought by these refugees: stability and peace," wrote Gov. Murphy.
He also urged that President Biden and the Biden Administration speed up and expand the Special Immigrant Visa program.