American Students from California Still Trapped Behind Enemy Lines in Afghanistan


Assessment: If we forget the unknowable number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan, we are no better than the architects of this catastrophe. 

Almost two months after the Taliban seized control of the nation of Afghanistan, dozens of American students and their relatives remain stuck in the nation that is now controlled by enemy forces, and with no more American military forces remaining, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The majority of the students are from the Sacramento area of California. The Times’ Justin Ray says that his investigations have led him to believe that there are still “dozens” of families still trapped in Afghanistan, with 38 students among them. The students are all from the San Juan Unified School District.

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
But when a wicked man rules, people groan” Proverbs 29:2

Although a handful of Americans managed to escape the country in recent weeks – three families and approximately seven students, according to Ray – the overwhelming majority have been unable to successfully leave the country since the Taliban took over the Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital city of Kabul.

School district officials have said that they are continuing to work closely with the federal government to try to secure the return of all remaining American citizens. San Juan’s Director of Communications Raj Rai said that they “continue to remain hopeful of their safe return soon.”

In San Diego, the students who are still in Afghanistan are from the Cajon Valley Union School District. The school district is represented in the House of Representatives by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has been extremely outspoken in his criticism of the Biden Administration’s handling of the ordeal.  Read More @ American Greatness HERE