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After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021

By USCRI September 13, 2023

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) released its comprehensive report following the two-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

The report titled “After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021” analyzes the successes and challenges of Afghan resettlement and integration in the two years since the beginning of Operation Allies Welcome.

It also provides additional context for USCRI-led programs, such as a post-resettlement behavioral health program for Afghans and the Immigration Legal Services for Afghan Arrivals (ILSAA) project.

The report concludes with lessons learned from the Afghan resettlement response and makes a series of policy recommendations, such as improved processing of Afghan refugee cases, passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act in Congress, Temporary Protected Status redesignation and extension of Afghanistan, and increased circuit rides for Afghan asylum interviews.

The report was launched through an event at Interaction’s Washington, D.C. office on September 12, where USCRI’s Tanisha Elizaire, Sara Lowry, Daniel Salazar, and Zeze Rwasama, moderated by AnnaMarie Bena, discussed the successes and challenges of the Afghan resettlement response.

Please click here or see below for a recording of the event.

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