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Operation Allies Welcome(29)

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.

Cover photo for the collection "Operation Allies Welcome"
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks.

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen. Mark Simerly and Sgt. Maj. Jorge Escobedo. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Conducts Fort Lee Operations Brief and Tour (42)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen…
    Sep 02, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen. Mark Simerly and Sgt. Maj. Jorge Escobedo. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Conducts Fort Lee Operations Brief and Tour (10)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen…
    Sep 02, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen. Mark Simerly and Sgt. Maj. Jorge Escobedo. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Conducts Fort Lee Operations Brief and Tour (12)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen…
    Sep 02, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen. Mark Simerly and Sgt. Maj. Jorge Escobedo. (DHS Photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Conducts Fort Lee Operations Brief and Tour (13)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Fort Lee, VA (September 2, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tours Operation Allies Welcome operations at Fort Lee with garrison leadership. As part of the tour, the Secretary participated in an operational brief with Maj. Gen…
    Sep 02, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (15)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (1)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (2)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (3)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (4)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (05)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (06)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (08)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (09)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (10)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (11)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (12)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (13)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (14)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to oversee the operation, also delivered remarks. (DHS photo by Zachary Hupp)

    DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Briefs Press on Operation Allies Welcome (16)

    Photo by Zachary Hupp
    Washington (Sept. 3, 2021) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conducts a press conference to provide updates on Operation Allies Welcome, the department-led effort to resettle Afghan refugees. Bob Fenton, selected by the secretary to…
    Washington, US Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Remarks on Operation Allies Welcome

    Video by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    On September 3, 2021, 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…
    Sep 03, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Cultural Competency for U.S. Law Enforcement

    Video by James Truitt
    Things for U.S. law enforcement officers to know about Afghan culture and religion: The cultural and religious topics in this video only addresses non-crisis situations and provides some basic cultural competency tools to ensure officer and…
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Rights and Responsibilities (Dari)

    Video by James Truitt
    Information on some laws protecting people in the U.S. from various abuses, actions that are not permissible in the U.S., and resources for reporting abuse and seeking further assistance.  Since this presentation includes a lot of information, you…
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Vaccine Hesitancy (Dari)

    Video by James Truitt
    Required vaccinations for new arrivals to the U.S., including Afghan evacuees. واکسین ضروری برای همه اشخاصی که به امریکا مهاجرت میکنند (به شمول مهاجرین افغان)   معلومات در باره چهار وزارت امنیت ملی عملیات استقبال از متحدین
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Vaccine Hesitancy (Pashto)

    Video by James Truitt
    Required vaccinations for new arrivals to the U.S., including Afghan evacuees. څلورواکسینونه چې متحده ایالاتو ته ستاسو د ننوتلو او پاتې کیدلو د شرایطو یوه برخه ده د کورنې امنیت وزارت عملیاتونو کی د متحدینود ښه راغلاست پروګرام د
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • Cultural Competency for OAW Staff

    Video by James Truitt
    Information on Afghan culture and religion, for the Operation Allies Welcome staff: This video describes how we can tailor our responses to be sensitive to and appreciative of Afghan cultural backgrounds and experiences at every stage of the…
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Rights and Responsibilities (Pashto)

    Video by James Truitt
    Information on some laws protecting people in the U.S. from various abuses, actions that are not permissible in the U.S., and resources for reporting abuse and seeking further assistance.  Since this presentation includes a lot of information, you…
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • OAW Steps in the Process (Dari)

    Video by James Truitt
    What are some the steps in the Operation Allies Welcome/your journey to the United States? This video provides answers to questions such as: What will happen to you and your families next?  How will you be able to communicate as you settle in…
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security
  • OAW Steps in the Process (Pashto)

    Video by James Truitt
    What are some the steps in the Operation Allies Welcome/your journey to the United States? This video provides answers to questions such as: What will happen to you and your families next?  How will you be able to communicate as you settle in…
    Oct 13, 2021 Department of Homeland Security