Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Afghan Adjustment Act
Following the chaotic U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, more than 130,000 Afghans
were evacuated. Almost half of those evacuees were children
. After significant vetting in third countries
and military bases
, Operation Allies Welcome (OAW)
worked with local resettlement agencies and communities to bring approximately 70,000
of those evacuees here to the U.S. to live as our neighbors under the temporary status of humanitarian parole. Nearly two years later, tens of thousands of our new Afghan neighbors are still living in uncertainty and fear as they face the looming expiration of their legal status.
Though U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced
the opportunity for Afghan parolees to apply for status renewal, we still must call on Congress to pass legislation that gives them the lasting status they need in order to continue rebuilding their lives.
In July 2023, the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) was reintroduced in the House (H.R. 4627) and Senate (S. 2327) with strong bipartisan support. In June 2023, the complementary Afghan Allies Protection Act (AAPA) (S. 1786 / H.R. 3808) was introduced, which would renew and improve the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program.
Please write to your members of Congress to let them know you want them to support both the AAA and the AAPA.
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