Bello: Monroe County to welcome 200 more Afghan interpreters by year’s end

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Tuesday said the county could expect roughly 200 more Afghan interpreters and families by the end of 2021.

Bello made the announcement during a joint news conference with Congressman Joe Morelle, and other community speakers.

As we previously reported, an estimated 500 families from Afghanistan will be resettled right here in the greater Rochester area. Several local charities have stepped up to take in donations to help families make the transition.

Rochester is listed as one of 25 cities in the U.S. as an option for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to resettle.

On a federal level, Morelle said the government will continue to get more allies out of Afghanistan.

Look for Stephanie Duprey’s story on News10NBC at Six.