Take Action: Support the Afghan Adjustment Act

By USCRI August 31, 2023

The Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) is a bipartisan bill that would provide a pathway to permanent residency to Afghans who were evacuated to the United States following the fall of Kabul in August 2021. It would also strengthen our commitment to Afghans left behind in Afghanistan and those remaining in third countries.

The AAA was reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in July 2023. Currently, this bill is the most robust legislation to protect Afghans following the Taliban takeover.

In the past two years of Taliban rule, conditions in Afghanistan have deteriorated. Girls and women, religious minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals and many more face violence and persecution. Economic collapse and climate shocks have caused widespread food insecurity and disease outbreaks which the medical system is not equipped to handle.

Please click here for a list of resources detailing relevant country conditions in Afghanistan.

The U.S. can further help Afghans at home and abroad.

Now is the time to act. Urge your member of Congress to champion the Afghan Adjustment Act to support our Afghan neighbors.


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Dear Representative/Senator Name,


As your constituent from city/town, I am writing to urge you to support the Afghan Adjustment Act. This will provide Afghans evacuated two years ago a pathway to permanent legal status.

During the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021,  more than 70,000 at-risk Afghans received humanitarian parole after their evacuation from Kabul.

While many are eligible for permanent status through the asylum system or the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, these pathways are plagued by backlogs, documentation issues, and other challenges. Parole only lasts two years and does not provide a pathway to permanent residency. Even the new re-parole process for Afghans and Temporary Protected Status provide only temporary relief to vulnerable Afghans, who are instead kept in indefinite limbo.  

This is an urgent humanitarian issue. Afghans deserve permanency. In two years, they have become contributing members of their communities and deserve a secure status and peace of mind.

I ask you to support the Afghan Adjustment Act to provide safety and stability to those we promised to protect.



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Thank you for taking action.

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