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An estimated 9,500 Afghan refugees will arrive in New Jersey this week.

New Jersey National Guard Capt. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder said a portion of the 9,500 refugees has already arrived.

Meeder said the refugees will be housed at their base which will serve as their temporary shelter.

Meeder added the refugees will also have visas good for 365 days.

The arrival of the refugees in NJ was expected since Gov. Phil Murphy over the weekend sent a letter to President Biden saying that Afghan refugees are more than welcome in his state.

Earlier, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Airbnb plans on hosting 20,000 Afghan refugees.

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