We firmly support the American Security and Afghan Allies Protection Act, which would provide our new neighbors access to a more streamlined and efficient lawful permanent residency process. Without this act that creates this path, most Afghans would be forced to navigate the backlogged, complex, and paperwork-intensive asylum process. Access to qualified and affordable legal representation, loss of critical documentation and required evidence during the hurried evacuation, the impact of trauma, and backlogs in processing create significant barriers that make the immigration process seem impossible.
Time continues to march on while these allies are in limbo.
We urge Congress to pass the American Security and Afghan Allies Protection Actand grant our allies a path to permanent residency!