Governor Hogan announced Maryland has joined Welcome.US, a national initiative to support the resettlement of Afghan allies in the United States that is being co-chaired by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as former first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. At a virtual launch event for the initiative, Governor Hogan asked “all Marylanders—and all Americans—to help us prove once again why this nation truly is the ‘the last best hope of earth.”
Maryland ranks fourth in the nation for accepting special immigrant visa (SIV) holders. Last month, after the Taliban continued to advance in Afghanistan, Governor Hogan was the first governor in the country to declare that the state was ready and willing to receive more Afghan allies.
Watch Governor Hogan’s Remarks On The Launch Of Welcome.US Here.