Afghans with ties to MSU expected to arrive in US from Albania next week

Melissa Nann Burke
The Detroit News

Washington — After seven months in limbo, a group of 69 Afghan refugees affiliated with Michigan State University are expected to arrive Tuesday via charter flight in the United States from Albania — to the great relief of their supporters in Michigan. 

The group, which includes families and individuals, endured a harrowing ordeal trying to enter the Kabul airport in August after the Taliban takeover of their country, ultimately escaping on a private charter flight that took them to Tirana, the capital of Albania.