Ft. McCoy Refugees
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Background from Ft McCoy
The Department of Defense recently approved a request for assistance from the Department of State to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for up to 22,000 Afghan Special Immigration Visa applicants and their families. The three installations approved to support, including Fort McCoy.
U.S. Northern Command will coordinate the details for this effort with the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services, as necessary.... [This support will not] negatively affect military training, operations, readiness, or other military missions, including National Guard or Reserve readiness. DOS will maintain responsibility for the well-being and support of these Afghan special immigrants and their family members at all times on the installation.
We've been receiving many calls from people interested in volunteering and donating. Currently, this is what I have to offer. I did not originate the below info, just sharing:
The best way to assist Afghan special immigration visa applicants and refugees is by contacting one of the below U.S. Refugee Resettlement Agencies found on www.wrapsnet.org.
Visit the Special Immigrant Visa Program for Afghan and Iraqi Nationals Frequently Asked Questions page at https://www.wrapsnet.org/siv-iraqi-syrian-afghan-p2/.
Far down the page is the following info:
- Church World Service (CWS): http://www.churchworldservice.org
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM): http://www.episcopalchurch.org/episcopal-migration-ministries
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) : http://www.ecdcus.org
- HIAS: http://www.hias.org
- International Rescue Committee (IRC): http://www.rescue.org
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS): http://www.lirs.org
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) http://www.refugees.org
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): http://www.usccb.org/mrs
- World Relief (WR): http://www.wr.org