CHICAGO (CBS) — A flight of Afghan children refugees landed in Chicago on Wednesday evening.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson told us the children traveled without a parent or legal guardian on a flight from Qatar to Chicago.READ MORE: Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine Mandate
Following referral to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, some children will be united with vetted sponsors or family members and go home with them.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Chilly Tonight, Sunny And Cool Weekend
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All children receives measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines before departing for the U.S. They will receive varicella vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines if eligible, now that they have arrived.