A US citizen is fighting so he and his family can return home to the United States after leaving Afghanistan, telling Fox News’s Dana Perino on Friday of the ordeal.
Bilal Ahmad and his family have been stranded abroad for several months since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and live in a humanitarian village in the United Arab Emirates.
Ahmad has been given permission to return home to America, but his wife and son are awaiting papers.
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“I’m still here, and I keep going to the State Department and I keep asking them for help … my wife and child cases [have] been approved. They’ve already done their background check, which I requested for them in 2017, “Ahmad told America’s Newsroom on Friday.
“[They] keep giving me excuses…’ Wait.’ Sometimes they tell me that “we don’t have enough people to get them on a flight …” every time I go to the State Department they keep giving me a different excuse, “he said. added.
Ahmad’s wife and son went to visit family and found themselves stranded in Afghanistan amid President Biden’s withdrawal of US troops from the country. He risked his life and flew to save his family and kept asking for help.
Ahmad lives in Queens, New York and works in IT. He said he could lose his job if he didn’t return to the United States by December 10. He also drives for Uber as a side job and risks losing his car and apartment.
Ahmad, who worked as an interpreter for the US military, continued to share his message with the State Department.
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“I would like to call them all to help me leave the humanitarian city, as soon as they can, because I am losing my job. If I [don’t] December 10… I’m going to lose my car, ”Ahmad concluded. “I’m also going to lose my apartment, so I’m going to call everyone who’s listening to me right now.” Please help me and get me and my family out of here. “