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Operation Allies Welcome

Language Resources to Support Operation Allies Welcome

The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has worked collaboratively with a network of professional translators and interpreters that to develop these resources in support of Operation Allies Welcome, the U.S. operation welcoming vulnerable Afghans to the United States.

Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Remarks on Operation Allies Welcome

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Senior Response Official of the Unified Coordination Group Robert J. Fenton, Jr. delivered remarks on Operation Allies Welcome, the all-of-government effort to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who assisted the United States in Afghanistan, as they safely resettle in the United States.  President Biden has directed the Department of Homeland Security to lead these ongoing efforts. 

Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Engagement with Community Leaders Regarding Operation Allies Welcome

In executing the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership role in Operation Allies Welcome – the  ongoing all-of-government effort to resettle vulnerable Afghans in the United States, including those who worked on behalf of the United States – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas met yesterday with more than 20 leaders of the Afghan-American community to hear their views and recommendations for how to successfully accomplish this resettlement.

Fact Sheet on Operation Allies Welcome

On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside us in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States. These coordinated efforts will be known as Operation Allies Welcome. At the President’s direction, the Secretary of Homeland Security will work with representatives from across the government to coordinate our response and ensure unity of effort across the federal government.

Operation Allies Welcome

President Biden has directed the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the lead agency coordinating ongoing efforts across the federal government to resettle vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked on behalf of the United States.

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