WASHINGTON, D.C. — A year after the fall of Kabul, our resettled Afghan allies lack a stable future that Congress could provide. Many of our resettled Afghan allies are here on humanitarian parole or Temporary Protected Status, which lack permanent residency.
In addition, Congress and the president should focus on continuing to rescue American allies who remain in Afghanistan.
“Our resettled allies should have no fear that they might be forced to return to Afghanistan,” said Dan Kosten, Assistant Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at the National Immigration Forum. “We must live up to our promises to protect our allies who remain in Afghanistan.
“As communities across the U.S. continue to welcome Afghan evacuees with open arms, Congress must pass the Afghan Adjustment Act to provide resettled Afghans a legal pathway to permanency and stability as they rebuild their lives here.”
Last week, the introduction of the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act — which would offer Afghan allies and evacuees the stability of a certain future — signified a step in the right direction. The National Immigration Forum, including evangelical leaders and national security experts weighed in to support the bill.