The U.S. Left Them Behind. They Crossed a Jungle to Get Here Anyway. 1 min read Afghanistan Afghanistan War (2001- ) Asylum, Right of Content Type: Personal Profile Darien Gap Illegal Immigration Immigration and Emigration International Latest Updates Latin America Refugees and Displaced Persons Taliban United States International Relations United States Politics and Government The U.S. Left Them Behind. They Crossed a Jungle to Get Here Anyway. Aashish Prajapati May 21, 2023 For thousands of Afghans, the American withdrawal from Kabul was just the beginning of a long, dangerous search for safety.