San Nicolas supports using Guam as staging area for Afghan evacuees

Guam Delegate to Congress Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

Congressman Michael San Nicolas has signed a letter sent to President Biden, along with the bi-partisan Keeping Our Promises Working Group, agreeing to evacuate Afghan allies with Guam as an option for staging.

Specifically, the letter includes the stipulations of Congressman San Nicolas that any Afghan evacuation plan that includes Guam also ensures Afghan evacuees are vaccinated and housed to protect the community from COVID-19.

“We just commemorated Memorial Day, and my San Nicolas clan remembers our fallen eldest, Major Henry San Nicolas Ofeciar who we lost in Afghanistan, as well as all of our sons and daughters of Guam and Micronesia. They would all want us to do this – to do everything we can to honor our commitments and their sacrifices in defense of our nation and freedom,” San Nicolas said.

He added: “This is our time to answer the call to duty, and I call on all of the people of Guam to once again showcase to America and to the world that we remain a fortress of freedom unflinching and unrelenting.”

(Congressman Michael San Nicolas Release)