Previously, on August 2nd, the State Department announced a Priority 2 (P-2) designation granting U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) access for certain Afghan refugees and their family members. This type of direct access program is designated for groups of special humanitarian concern to the United States in need of protection and resettlement. At the same time, nearly 1,200 Afghans have arrived at Fort Lee, Virginia. This figure represents around 1% of the total number of allies who need to be evacuated. Nearly 80,000 of our Afghan allies are still in danger in Afghanistan. We must evacuate ALL of our Afghan allies. It is imperative that we contact our national elected leaders and hold the administration accountable to urgently evacuate all of our Afghan allies to U.S. territory AND immediately expand and expedite access to the U.S. resettlement program.
Tell Congress to urge the administration to expand and expedite access to the US resettlement program for Afghan refugees.
(Senators Risch (R-ID), Scott (R-FL), and Paul (R-KY) accept only very short emails - please feel free to cut down the email in order to send)
For additional information on what the Presbyterian Church USA is doing concerning the situation in Afghanistan and the region and how you can help, click here for an excellent resource from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.