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Biden Admin Charging Americans Over $2000 For Evacuation From Afghanistan

The Biden administration is charging Americans thousands of dollars for evacuations from Afghanistan after the widely criticized withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Politico originally broke the story on Thursday morning, reporting, “Even though U.S. officials tell NatSec Daily and others that evacuation flights from Kabul will be free, people trying to catch a plane in the Afghan capital say differently. One person said State Department staff were seeking large payments — up to $2,000 — from American passengers and even more from non-U.S. citizens.”

“When we relayed what this person told us to the State Department, a spokesperson didn’t deny that this is happening,” Politico added.

“U.S. law requires that evacuation assistance to private U.S. citizens or third country nationals be provided ‘on a reimbursable basis to the maximum extent practicable.’ The situation is extremely fluid, and we are working to overcome obstacles as they arise,” the spokesperson told Politico.

“In other words, the Biden administration may request payments for evacuation flights,” Politico explained.

A security alert from the State Department on the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan website confirms the $2,000 charge for evacuations.

“Repatriation flights are not free, and passengers will be required to sign a promissory loan agreement and may not be eligible to renew their U.S. passports until the loan is repaid,” the security alert states.  “The cost may be $2,000USD or more per person.”

Biden’s State Department Spokesman Ned Price told the Daily Caller that the administration has “no intention of seeking any reimbursement from those fleeing Afghanistan.”

Four hours later, however, the Daily Caller revealed online forms from the State Department for evacuation flights which require users to select “I understand and wish to continue with this request” for having to pay “the full cost of the flight, which may exceed $2,000 per person.”

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12 responses to “Biden Admin Charging Americans Over $2000 For Evacuation From Afghanistan”

  1. cody.vogel says:

    Well shit, how much is mountain real estate?

  2. Sethbishop89 says:

    I think the state department reversed this after the internet TikToked them.

  3. TheDarkworld says:

    I don’t even have a meme for this one, it’s just revolting and proof no less that the majority of our citizens are too fucking STUPID to understand what’s happening.

  4. Wolv256 says:

    I thought it was “The Biden/Harris Aministration”.

  5. Patrick1984 says:

    The Government of the 1%, by the 1% and for the 1%

  6. PseudoSwede says:

    Biden’s own vice presidential staff chiefs have said that he’s literally “been wrong on every foreign policy issue ever.”

    Guess that family influence peddling and controlled opposition for foreign governments as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee pay well enough to not care, eh?

  7. PseudoSwede says:

    That’s beyond salt in the wound. More like piss, and only in the wound in lieu of Biden’s attempts best attempts to make it a grave.

  8. prcntm says:

    This Administration has had every opportunity to make decent calls. Maybe not something that is popular, but something that will at the very least help.

    And every time, they choose exactly the wrong thing.

  9. Rawdog says:

    How many PROVABLE LIES from this demented psycho must you people deal with before you remove the POS and his friends from office?

    4 hours from lie to proof of lie…that’s got to be some kind of record.

  10. wescom says:

    I wonder if they must provide proof of vaccination status or present a negative sars-cov-2 test result before boarding? Seems like a stack of super spreader events to me.
    I bet they didn’t even consult the infallible Dr. Fauci.

  11. argoknaut says:

    pay up $2000 or never fly again (: still better then orange guy I suppose

  12. Wolv256 says:

    Good thing he’s such a nice guy…

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