A Year Later, Afghan Refugees Still Need Our Support

"I would rather die than go back to Afghanistan." -Husna

Here we are a full year after the evacuation of the U.S. military from Afghanistan. With over 70,000 Afghans now resettled here in the U.S. as a result of the withdrawal, their future is once again in limbo. Currently, evacuees have safe, temporary protection here in the U.S. However, they don’t have access to permanent legal status and their protection could expire as soon as the end of 2023. The House and the Senate—just this week—introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act and we’d love for you to join with us to support this Act that will ensure permanent legal status for these families. These families are not just numbers; each of them has stories. This is one of those stories.

Meet Husna

We had the most amazing privilege to talk with one of the refugees who fled Afghanistan in the aftermath of the U.S. military evacuation. Her name is Husna and her story is utterly heartbreaking but incredibly hopeful. She is currently living in the northeastern United States, separated from most of her family, who are still actively fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Now, Stand with Afghan Refugees Like Husna!

You met Husna and heard her story. Now, what can you do? First and foremost, pray (at the end of the video Husna asks for prayer for her family and the fulfillment of her dreams to help others in situations like her own). Then, you can use your own voice and stand with Afghan refugees like Husna. Afghan allies who were evacuated to the U.S. have been living with humanitarian parole, a temporary status in the U.S. The Afghan Adjustment Act would create a clear pathway to permanent residence for tens of thousands of Afghan allies already living in the U.S. Thank you to our Congressional leaders for pursuing this bill to support Afghan refugees! You can reach out and thank your representatives and encourage them to pass this bill. In under five minutes with a few clicks, you can reach out to your representatives and encourage them to welcome Afghan refugees.

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