A non-governmental organization (NGO) partnered with former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton is teaming up with American Express Global Business Travel (AmexGBT) and the non-profit organization “Miles4Migrants” to fund flights into the U.S. for migrants.
The NGO, Welcome.US, was formed in 2021 after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, when they first partnered with Miles4Migrants to raise $2 million to fund the travel of over 18,000 Afghan refugees to the United States.
That fundraising effort was supported by companies including Starbucks, Airbnb, CVS Pharmacy, and Microsoft.
Welcome.US lists as honorary co-chairs former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, along with First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter — who passed away in November 2023.
This second collaboration between Welcome.US, Miles4Migrants and AmexGBT is now raising money to “make travel more accessible to Cubans, Haitians, Venezuelans, Ukrainians, and Nicaraguans seeking refuge in the United States.”
The fundraiser has a goal of raising $1.5 million to pay for the flights of migrants to the U.S.