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Calls to Action
Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Afghan Adjustment Act and Afghan Allies Protection 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.
In August 2022, the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) was introduced in the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, and we hope to see it reintroduced soon in the new 118th Congress. In June 2023, the complementary Afghan Allies Protection Act (AAPA) (S. 1786/H.R. 3808), which would renew and improve the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, was introduced as well.
We need your help to let your legislators know the AAA is still important to you — as is the AAPA — and you want to see both signed into law as soon as possible.
Their passage will help maintain national security, honor the sacrifices of our veterans, and fully welcome our new neighbors to our communities.
Click below and follow the prompts to write and send a letter to your members of Congress.