By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about Operation Allies Refuge PHL on Tuesday. More than 2,300 evacuees from Afghanistan have arrived in Philadelphia for processing so far.

“Looking further into the future, some evacuees may choose to make our city and region their new home,” Kenney said. “The Department of State is handling settlement and lodging but we welcome any and all new residents and are committed to helping them get the resources they need to thrive in our neighborhoods and schools.”

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A terminal at Philadelphia International Airport was transformed into a makeshift welcome center.

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Seven flights of refugees are expected at the airport Tuesday.

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