It’s unclear how many wound up in Virginia but most of those resettled in the state were in Northern Virginia.
We have counties desperate to reverse their population declines. We have thousands of Afghan refugees passing through Fort Pickett. Why are we not trying to resettle them here?
Virginia has resettled 4,032 Afghans but about 5,000 remain at the military base in Nottoway County.
Here’s an easy way for counties that are losing population to reverse their demographic trends. Will they seize the opportunity?
Nottoway County grapples with the 5,700 Afghan refugees being housed at a former military base.