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Take Action for Afghan Adjustment Act

July 17, 2023

After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Afghans who had believed in and worked for the vision of human rights and democracy in their country faced serious and urgent harms. An extraordinary effort to evacuate them is still ongoing. But, most of the nearly 100,000 people who were evacuated to the United States hold temporary immigration status. This uncertain immigration future compounds the trauma of lost homes and families and risks returning people to face serious human rights violations. 

Nearly two years after the evacuation, Congress has re-introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act (S.2327 and H.R. 4627) with bipartisan and bicameral support. This urgent, lifesaving legislation will: 

  • Allow Afghans on temporary humanitarian status in the U.S. who submit to additional security vetting to apply for permanent legal status. 

  • Expand SIV eligibility for Afghans who worked and served alongside U.S. forces, including members of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command, the Afghan Air Force, the Female Tactical Teams of Afghanistan, and the Special Mission Wing of Afghanistan. 

  • Establish an Interagency Task Force, led by the U.S. Department of State, responsible for creating and implementing a strategy to continue the relocation and resettlement of eligible Afghan partners from Afghanistan over the next ten years.  

  • Require the U.S. Department of State to respond to congressional inquiries related to SIV applications or U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) referrals. 

Take Action! 

Send a message to your congressional representative today to: 

  • Ask that they support passage of S.2327 or H.R. 4627; 

  • Urge Senators to support amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include the AAA in the Senate; and  

  • OPPOSE S.2324, a similar bill that uses the bipartisan support for our Afghan allies to further harmful, anti-immigrant provisions.      

Call or write Senator Klobuchar to thank her for leading this effort; 

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The Afghan Adjustment Act is not yet law  

If you are a pro bono attorney with an Afghan case and wondering how this Act could impact your client/case, contact our office. 

If you are an Afghan and wondering about how this Act impacts you, BEWARE of scams. This is only a proposal in congress - it is not yet the law. You CANNOT APPLY for status under the Afghan Adjustment Act. Do not pay money to apply under the Afghan Adjustment Act until it is signed into law. If you need an attorney for an asylum case, contact us here