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Biden asks Congress for Pathway to LPR status

On May 4, President Biden asked Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment act that Refugee Projects and others working on behalf of Afghans have been lobbying for since 2021.

If passed by Congress, the measure would allow the 60,000 Afghans who were evacuated to the US and entered with Operation Allied Refuge port parole to to adjust to permanent residency, so long as they entered the US between July 31, 2021 and September 20, 2022.

If you care about doing what is right by Afghans, now is the time to lobby hard for this bill, spearheaded by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chris Coons. The measure should have bipartisan support, particularly as all applicants will still be thoroughly vetted for national security and background checks. You can find a link to an advocacy toolkit, prepared by one of the many groups advocating for the Adjustment Act here. It includes sample tweets, relevant messaging around the Act, and a list of Congressional offices.

More information will be provided as the likelihood of this passing becomes more clear.

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