3 former US Presidents in Coalition for Afghan Refugees

Written by on September 15, 2021

A new group aimed at supporting refugees from Afghanistan settling in the United States following the recent withdrawal American military has received the backings of 3 former U.S Presidents.

The new coalition known as “Welcome.US” has former U.S Republican President George W. Bush and Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama alongside their wives who will be seeking to provide the much-needed bipartisan support for the tens of thousands of Afghans who have already arrived in the United States as part of a U.S. evacuation effort.

 

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The coalition which also includes advocacy groups, U.S. businesses and other leaders is expected to serve as a single point of entry, to make it easier for Americans to donate, host a refugee family through the home rental app Airbnb Inc or find other ways to help using the newly launched website Welcome.US said John Bridgeland, an official in former President George W. Bush’s administration and co-chair of the effort.

Whilst a number of U.S. states and local leaders have said they would welcome refugees into their communities, former President Bush and his wife Laura have also said it is time to give Afghanistan support as thousands of Afghans had stood on the front lines to pushing for a safer world, and now they need our help.


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