BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed refugees from Afghanistan are heading to the Garden State. It’s not known when, or how many, but the refugees will be housed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County.
Officials tell CBS3 they will provide housing, medical, and transportation support.READ MORE: 'Most Egregious Story I've Ever Heard': Local Man Has Prostate Removed After Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis
Could not be prouder that the extraordinary @usaf C-17 crew who safely evacuated 823 Afghans is stationed here in New Jersey at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. This is who we are as a state and a nation. https://t.co/a74y0TvGoJ
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 23, 2021READ MORE: One Of Last Marines To Leave Afghanistan Returns Home To Hero's Welcome In Ridley Township
Murphy sent a letter to President Biden on Sunday stating the refugees are welcome in the Garden State.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Surveillance Video Catches Olney Drive-By Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 5
“These brave individuals and families — many of whom have worked to assist our military or put their own lives on the line in support of human rights and American initiatives — must not be left behind,” Murphy wrote.