December 8, 2021

California woman pleads for safe return of parents from Afghanistan after they were blacklisted by the Taliban

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — In accordance with Congressman Ro Khanna there are not less than 50 Bay Space households asking the DOJ to assist rescue their family members from Afghanistan.

ABC7 Information reporter Luz Pena spoke to a South Bay resident who says her parents were blacklisted by the Taliban and have to flee.

Helay’s parents helped her flee to the U.S to go to varsity and be free. Now she’s hoping she may also help them flee to security.

“Last time I hugged them, I touched them. It was the last time I saw them at the airport. Oh God.. I miss them,” stated Helay.

Time is ticking. On Tuesday U.S navy forces are set to depart Afghanistan.

Luz Pena: “Do you believe that if your parents stay in Afghanistan past Tuesday they could be killed?”

Helay: “Yes. God forbid. I’m scared. I’m terrified. They don’t deserve that. They don’t deserve it.”

Helay and her two siblings are doing the whole lot of their energy to assist their parents flee Kabul. They’ve known as lawmakers throughout the nation asking for assist. Two days in the past she bought to see her parents over video and broke down.

“That was the moment that I said ‘I don’t know when I’m going to see them.’ I don’t know if it’s possible to see them,” stated Helay. “My dad’s voice is fading. He said he hasn’t slept for nights now.”

We’re blurring her guardian’s faces for security. Her dad labored for the Afghanistan authorities in key initiatives backed by the US.

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“He served his country his whole life. He retired. He started in the war and he is finishing in the war and he is heartbroken. All the service that he has done for Afghanistan like everything went to waste,” stated Helay.

She says not too long ago her parents were blacklisted by the Taliban. They discovered a letter by their door that learn, “You are being watched.”

Congressman Ro Khanna represents the largest Afghan group in the nation. His workplace has been working nonstop to assist households flee Afghanistan.

Luz Pena: “How many Bay Area families do you know of who are waiting to hear back from the DOJ to get family members out of Afghanistan?”

Congressman Ro Khanna: “I know of at least 50 cases.”

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Congressman Khanna says the DOJ is conscious of Helay’s guardian’s scenario however security issues are intensifying on the floor.

“It’s really the decision of the president and the executive branch in terms of how they conduct a particular rescue mission. Our office will continue to advocate for this family and others,” stated Congressman Khanna.

As her parents lock themselves at residence and wait Helay is praying for a miracle.

“How can I get them out? What else can I do? I’m here because of them. My voice is because of them. I feel responsible. I feel accountable,” stated Helay.