Most Afghans who were evacuated to the United States in 2021 hold temporary parole status that will expire beginning of August 2023. With increasing asylum processing delays and the impending expiration of parole statuses, the need to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act is becoming increasingly urgent.
Introduced in August 2022 by Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Afghan Adjustment Act would create a pathway for permanent legal residency if passed. If not, many Afghans will be forced to live in a limbo state and request asylum to stay in the US. The asylum process is expensive and could take years for cases to be heard, limiting the ability to find work and build stable lives.
The evacuees that included translators, women rights activists, and civil society leaders need our support to advocate for lasting protection by calling on Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act.
Send a message to your representative today to ask that they support the immediate passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act.