According to reports, the Biden administration is currently refusing and blocking efforts led by private planes to rescue American citizens, green card holders, and Special Immigration Visa applicants out of Afghanistan.
“Rick Clay, who runs the private rescue group PlanB, told Fox News that the State Department is the only thing preventing the flights he’s organizing from leaving Afghanistan,” Fox News reported. “Two other American individuals separately involved in evacuation efforts, whom Fox News is not naming to avoid jeopardizing ongoing rescue efforts, similarly said that the State Department is the sole entity preventing their charter flights from leaving Afghanistan.”
One of the rescuers on-the-ground in Afghanistan said that “all it takes is a phone call” to fix the problem and warned it is unacceptable to be “negotiating with American lives.”
On Monday, the state department declared that four American citizens received the opportunity to leave Afghanistan by road, showing up in an anonymous adjoining country with no opposition or push back from the Taliban. They were the first officially recognized US departures since August 31st (PM).