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First Afghan families arriving in Philly as resettlement agencies prepare for a surge of newcomers

“So much depends on how many people we get out, and how quickly we do it,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania.

She expected that by this point, 10 days after the country fell to the Taliban, a torrent of people would be arriving. Instead, the agency is getting calls from Afghan Americans frantically trying to get family members out of the country.