American Citizen Stranded in UAE with Pregnant Wife after Botched Afghanistan Evacuation



Evacuees from Afghanistan arrive at Emirates Humanitarian City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 28, 2021. (Vidhyaa Chandramohan/Reuters)

For the last three months, daily life for Ace has been plodding and repetitive: Wake up, shower, exercise, read, maybe play some volleyball. And wait.

He tries to keep up with his bills back home in Riverside, Calif., but he lost his job as an auto-finance manager months ago. His wife is pregnant. With a baby on the way, Ace gets anxious watching his bank account dwindle as he passes the days in what he calls “jail.”

But Ace isn’t actually in a jail. He hasn’t committed any crime. Rather, he’s one of the thousands of people who fled Afghanistan last year

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