Homeland Security Not Allowing Flight Carrying US Citizens From Afghanistan to Land in US: Organizer

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) won’t allow a charter flight carrying U.S. citizens and other evacuees from Afghanistan to land in the United States, said one of the flight’s organizers. Bryan Stern, who founded Project Dynamo, said that 117 people, including 59 children, are stuck in an airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, waiting to fly back to the United States. Project Dynamo is an organization that works to evacuate people from Afghanistan. In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Stern said DHS and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were blocking the flight, saying the agencies “will not allow a charter on an international flight into a U.S. port of entry.” Saying he had permission to fly the evacuees to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Stern said he was told by officials that the plane could land at the Dulles International airport near Washington. “I have a …

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