Tens of thousands of Afghans who were paroled into the United States after the chaotic military withdrawal in 2021 are now living in limbo without a clear path to stay here permanently. It is morally irresponsible to bring tens of thousands of at-risk Afghans to the United States and then simply abandon them to a broken immigration system. The Afghan Adjustment Act is the right way to see the Operation Allies Welcome mission through. Rather than punishing Afghan arrivals for being evacuated, Congress has an urgent obligation to ensure they have a chance to become lawful permanent residents so they can start putting down roots in their new community and regain a sense of home.
Join Amnesty International USA’s Afghan Adjustment Act Campaign to demand that Congress pass the Afghan Adjustment Act by the end of the year to expand humanitarian pathways out of Afghanistan and establish a roadmap to citizenship for Afghans seeking safety in the United States.
Safety must not have expiration date. Afghans arriving or already arrived in the US need a pathway to real and lasting safety. Congress CAN make this a reality, but they need to hear from us to take appropriate action.
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