Report Finds DHS Lacked Volunteers for Afghan Evacuation

Government watchdog group publishes effectiveness report.

Last week, a government watchdog published a report covering the details of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) management of Operation Allies Welcome, the effort to process the Afghan evacuees displaced when the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan. Homeland Security officials lacked funding and were slow to respond to prospective volunteers.

The report stated, “DHS advertised these detail opportunities to its employees but did not direct components to commit all necessary staff and did not initially receive funding. Therefore, DHS did not fill all the positions.”

The report also cited financial challenges, stating, “DHS could not reimburse components for the costs of travel and overtime, making some components reluctant to fund the volunteer deployments and further limiting the number of DHS employees at safe havens.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. officials tasked with reviewing federal programs and initiatives.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s wisdom as he oversees the agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


Back to top