ThePressReleaseEngine.com

Local news- Press Release
 Loudoun County Virginia - U S Government Ends Use of Facility in Loudoun as Safe Haven for Afghan Nationals 28 September 2022 ( news )

Loudoun County Virginia - U S Government Ends Use of Facility in Loudoun as Safe Haven for Afghan Nationals 28 September 2022 ( news )

Loudoun County , state Virginia
| 10| 2
   
   The use of the National Conference Center ( NCC ) in Lansdowne as a “safe haven” facility for Afghan nationals has come to an end . The U . S . Department of Homeland Security has
   announced the departure of all Afghan nationals from the NCC
    .  
   “We are grateful that so many friends of the U . S . who had no choice but to flee their county were able to join new communities across our country , ” said Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J . Randall . “I ......am proud their first stop in our great nation was right here in Loudoun , from where our federal partners resettled more than 4 , 500 people without incident and with no discernible impact on the surrounding community . ”
   Currently , federal officials are working to demobilize the site and will vacate the property by September 30 , 2022 . This week , residents who live near the NCC may notice the removal of barriers and other visible signs of the operation . The NCC reports that it will return to normal business operations effective October 1 , 2022 .  
   The federal government entered into a contractual agreement with the NCC to use the center to temporarily house Afghan nationals as part of
   Operation Allies Welcome
    . Beginning in March 2022 , the site functioned as a brief stop for more than 4 , 500 Afghan nationals on their way to join other communities and resettle into their new homes across the United States .  
   “Loudoun County residents , and particularly the Lansdowne community , should be very proud of their role in the extraordinary success of this humanitarian operation , ” said Ashburn District Supervisor Michael R . Turner . “I’d like to thank the National Conference Center , the dozens of faith - based and nonprofit organizations , and the hundreds of Loudoun citizens that donated their time and resources to help our Afghan allies during their challenging transition to a new life . I’d particularly like to thank Ms . Valerie Pisierra and the entire Loudoun Cares team who volunteered to coordinate all local community support efforts for the operation . ”
   Federal officials say that while at the NCC , Afghan nationals prepared for resettlement through a number of activities , including:  
   Applying for work authorization .  
   Attending English language classes .  
   Being matched with their new U . S . communities .  
   Learning about the U . S . legal and immigration systems .  
   Participating in cultural orientation classes .  
    Many federal agencies and their community partner organizations contributed to the “safe haven” operation in Loudoun , helping Afghan nationals through the process and preparing them for their new homes in communities around the country .   
   # # #
   Stay Informed!
   Sign up to receive news and updates
    .
   Media Contacts
   View Archive of County News Releases
   



Press release information:
Direct link to press release: Click here .


Was this page helpfull ?


Advertisment

Advertisment

Similar

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : Environmental Commission Seeks Nominations for Environmental Excellence Awards

Loudoun County , state Virginia

The Loudoun County Environmental Commissionis calling for nominations for the inaugural Environmental Excellence Awards , honoring individuals , businesses , nonprofit organizations and educators for their leadership on environmental issues . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : Loudoun County Transit Announces Opening of Dulles Transit Center Park and Ride Dec 5

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Effective December 5 , 2022 , Loudoun County Transit will close the Dulles North Transit Center and move services to the new Dulles Transit Center Park and Ride lot located at 23200 Pacific Boulevard in Sterling to better meet passenger needs . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : Second Half Real Property Tax Deadline is December 5 2022

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Loudoun County Treasurer H . Roger Zurn Jr . reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the second - half real property tax is Monday , December 5 , 2022 .   Note that payments received or postmarked after December 5 , 2022 , will incur a 10% penalty and interest . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : LCSO Investigating Robbery in Sterling

Loudoun County , state Virginia

  Loudoun County , VA ( November 28 , 2022 ) –The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office ( LCSO ) is investigating a robbery that occurred last night in Sterling .   Shortly before 7:30 pm on November 27 , 2022 , a female entered the Family Dollar store in the 300 block of Enterprise Street , Sterling . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : LCSO Kicks Off 2022 Holiday Toy Drive Campaign

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Loudoun County , VA ( November 28 , 2022 ) –The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance . Please help make this holiday season bright for children at local hospitals by donating to LCSO’s Holiday Toy Drive! The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Cole ' s Closet , a nonprofit organization to help donate toys to fill “closets” with toys for children while they are at the hospital during the holidays . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : Manassas Man Dies in Workplace Accident

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Loudoun County , VA ( November 26 , 2022 ) –  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a workplace accident that took the life of a 40 - year - old man .   Shortly before 9:30 a . m . , Sheriff’s Deputies and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a worksite in the 23000 block of Evergreen Mill Road in Leesburg for a man who fell from a truck . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : LCSO Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Lovettsville

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Loudoun County , VA ( November 26 , 2022 ) –  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in Lovettsville .   The preliminary investigation revealed the crash occurred shortly before midnight yesterday in the area of N . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : County Observes Thanksgiving Holiday

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Loudoun County government administrative offices will be closed from 12:00 p . m . , today , Wednesday , November 23 , 2022 , through Friday , November 25 , 2022 , for the Thanksgiving holiday .   View the Loudoun County government holiday schedule . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : Loudoun Hosts Public Information Meeting on New Philomont Fire and Rescue Station December 8

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Loudoun County invites members of the community to attend a public information meeting regarding the new Philomont Fire and Rescue Station project to help shape what the new station will look like . The meeting will be held Thursday , December 8 , 2022 , at 6:00 p . [ . . . ]

Loudoun County
Local news- Press Release

Loudoun County Virginia : Cooking Safety During the Holiday Season

Loudoun County , state Virginia

Thanksgiving and the holidays are full of excitement , good food and fun times with family . As preparations for the busy holiday season are underway , the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System encourages residents to follow safe cooking practices . [ . . . ]


Advertisment