Most Afghans evacuated to America following the withdrawal of U.S. military forces received only temporary protection, known as humanitarian parole, that will expire this summer or next, respectively. We must keep our promises and ensure that vulnerable Afghans evacuated to the U.S. receive lasting safety through the passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act.
Afghanistan will not be safe for our Afghan allies when their parole ends. Consistent with adjustment acts that Congress has passed for every other generation of U.S. wartime evacuees, Congress must pass legislation to ensure that Afghans are able to apply for lawful permanent residency.
Afghans who lost their country and who barely escaped with their lives through the historic evacuation face an uncertain future that was not of their making.
Congress must act now: our Afghan allies do not have the luxury of time. Each day marks one day less of assured protection in the U.S. We must call on our legislators to introduce and pass the Afghan Adjustment Act. This bill will make sure that America honors its promises to our allies and that vulnerable Afghans can rebuild their lives in their new home.