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Hundreds of Afghans Denied Humanitarian Entry Into U.S.

Refugees board a bus to a refugee processing center after being evacuated from Kabul, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., on Aug. 31.

Refugees board a bus to a refugee processing center after being evacuated from Kabul, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., on Aug. 31.

Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Boston (AP) -- Haseena Niazi had pinned her hopes of getting her fiancé out of Afghanistan on a rarely used immigration provision.

The 24-year-old Massachusetts resident was almost certain his application for humanitarian parole would get approved by the U.S. government, considering the evidence he provided on the threats from the Taliban he received while working on women’s health issues at a hospital near Kabul.