Rescue Groups say Biden admin estimate of how many stranded Americans too low

According to a new report from the AP “Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards.”

“Some groups say they continue to be contacted by American citizens in Afghanistan who did not register with the U.S. Embassy before it closed and by others not included in previous counts because they expressed misgivings about leaving loved ones behind,” the report adds.

Blinken had claimed the number was “under 200 and likely closer to 100” Americans who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave.