Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Two Afghan prison officials who are attending a prison-reform training program in Colorado have decided to stay in the United States. It seems that they "disappeared" during the training program. One Afghan was later found attempting to cross into Canada. Another one has not been located - probably now living within the Afghan community in the United States. Read more in "2 Afghan nationals walked away from Colorado training, officials say", Stars and Stripes, November 3, 2014. See also "Two Afghan prison officers flee Colorado training center", The Denver Post, November 3, 2014.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Three Afghan Soldiers who were detained trying to cross over the border from the United States to Canada are able to leave their jail if bond is posted for them. A U.S. immigration judge set bond at $25,000 for each. The three were on a short visit participating in a CENTCOM exercise held at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. During a visit to a shopping mall they went missing; hiring a taxi cab to drive them to Niagara Falls with hopes of finding refuge in Canada. Read more in "Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada", Associated Press, October 22, 2014.
Friday, October 10, 2014
The three Afghan soldiers who left training in Cape Cod in an attempt to travel to Canada are awaiting their fate in an immigration court. They are being held in the Federal Detention Center in Batavia, New York pending their hearing. See "Bail hearing in Batavia for Afghan soldiers", WIVB.com, October 8, 2014.