Las Vegas — Today, Nevada Democratic Party Chair Judith Whitmer released the following statement, welcoming 150 refugees from Afghanistan to Nevada, as resettlement efforts from the Biden administration continue:
“To our newest Nevadans, I want to extend a heartfelt welcome. As you begin to build your lives here, I have the utmost faith that you will find comfort and solace in your new home, and that you will become invaluable members of your communities.
Nevada has a proud history of welcoming new families to our state, and you are now part of that tradition. While I know you have endured more strife than any person should, you can rest easy knowing that you will be cared for and valued among your fellow Nevadans.
In this process, and through all of the pain and challenges you have endured, you have shown remarkable courage — we are so lucky to have you join us here in Nevada. I know that you will contribute to building a bright future, not only for your families and communities but for our state as a whole.”
In July, more than 120,000 people were relocated from Afghanistan. Now, the Biden administration has begun working with states to resettle 37,000 Afghan refugees across the country. Approximately 150 Afghans will call Nevada home.