Three former US presidents, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have announced their support for a group set up to help Afghan immigrants come to the United States.
According to CNN, former US presidents and their wives will also serve in the coalition of advisory groups set up under the name Welcome.US.
Former United States President George W. Bush and his wife, Lara, said in a statement that “thousands of Afghans have stood by us to save the world and now they need our help.”
The group aims to help Afghan immigrants arrive in the United States after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Welcome.US said it would help Afghans fleeing Afghanistan.
The Welcome to US Council has so far been supported by more than 280 bigwigs and businesses, including Microsoft Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, and CVS Health Corporation.
The Biden administration will enlist the help of volunteers to resettle Afghans leaving the United States. “We are proud to support Welcome.US and to help Afghan families start a new life,” he said.
Bush said in a statement about the organization. We are proud to welcome WWE and help Afghan families settle down. We are ready to show our new Afghan neighbors and the rest of the world how a welcoming and generous spirit makes our country great.