New Mexico Welcomes Afghan Refugees In Letter To Biden


SANTA FE — In a joint letter to President Joseph R. Biden sent Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made it clear that New Mexico stands at the ready to support and welcome any Afghan refugees chosen to be evacuated to the United States amidst the ongoing situation in Kabul.

In their letter, Speaker Egolf and Gov. Lujan Grisham tell President Biden that New Mexico is prepared to help resettle and accommodate those individuals and families who’ve spent the past two decades supporting U.S. troops, diplomatic personnel and efforts to bring peace, democracy and security to Afghanistan.

Joint Letter: