United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Announces the Launch of the Welcome Corps


January 18, 2023


The Department of State, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing the Welcome Corps, a new private sponsorship program that will enable Americans to sponsor refugees arriving through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), directly support their resettlement, and make a difference by welcoming these new neighbors into their communities. This program invites Americans to be partners and guides to refugees as they build new lives in the United States and help them realize their full potential.

For more information on the Welcome Corps or how to become a private sponsor, visit the Welcome Corps website.

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