Governor asks Biden to seek Guam's input on evacuation plans for Afghans

Updated: Jun 13

State Department tight-lipped on the evacuation plan

Guam stands ready to accommodate the Afghan allies should the Biden administration decide to relocate them to the island, but Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero asked that the territorial government be included in the decision-making process.

"I want to make certain, as the governor of Guam, that these decisions reflect the best interests of our people," Leon Guerrero said in a letter to President Joe Biden.

"Due to the gravity and urgency of this matter, I would like to speak with you soon," Leon Guerrero wrote.

The Biden administration remains tight-lipped on the details of the evacuation plan.

"Our efforts are focused on ensuring that the system functions quickly but is also consistent with the U.S. Security and other (visa) application requirements," the State Department said in an email.