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October 20, 2021

TOMORROW @ 2PM: Joint Subcommittee Hearing on DHS’s Efforts Resettling Afghan Evacuees

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, October 21st, the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management & Accountability, chaired by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) and the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation & Operations, chaired by Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA) will hold a joint hearing to examine DHS’s efforts as the lead Federal agency coordinating Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), the resettlement of evacuated Afghans in the United States.  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) partnering with the Federal government on resettlement efforts will discuss the implementation of OAW to date and their recommendations going forward.

This hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website.

Event details:

WHAT: Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Operation Allies Welcome: Examining DHS’s Efforts to Resettle Vulnerable Afghans

WHEN: Thursday, October 21 @ 2:00pm EDT


  • Michael Breen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
  • Robin Dunn Marcos, Senior Director for Resettlement, Asylum and Integration, International Rescue Committee 
  • Naheed Samadi Bahram, U.S. Country Director, Women for Afghan Women
  • Art delaCruz, Chief Executive Officer, Team Rubicon (minority witness)

Updated info and livestream available here.

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