Voice Your Support for Afghan Adjustment
The Afghan Adjustment (AA) has been reintroduced in both the House (H.R.4627) and the Senate (S.2327) of the United States by a bipartisan group of legislators. We invite you to join us in honoring our promise to our Afghan allies by urging your representatives to pass the Afghan Adjustment!
The Afghan Adjustment:
Provides a pathway to permanent legal status for Afghans resettled in the United States
Expands eligibility for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program
Creates an inter-agency task force to better facilitate the relocation of at-risk Afghans currently outside the United States.
For more information on the Afghan Adjustment, please see Evacuate Our Allies.
Here is how you can advocate for the Afghan Adjustment:
If they are Cosponsors, call or email their office and thank them for sponsoring the bill. Reiterate your support.
If they are not Cosponsors, call or email their office and express your support for the bill. Every call or email they receive from their constituents makes a difference.
Here is an example some messaging you can use if they are a Cosponsor:
My name is [FULL NAME] and I am your constituent from [CITY, STATE]. I am contacting you as a [PERSON OF FAITH/REFUGEE/VETERAN/FRIEND/BUSINESS OWNER/TEACHER/VOTER] to thank you for supporting the Afghan Adjustment [S.2327/H.R.4627]. This legislation honors the promises we made to our Afghan allies, strengthens our communities, and helps Afghans integrate and thrive. I appreciate you being a Cosponsor of the Afghan Adjustment.
Here is an example some messaging you can use if they are not a Cosponsor:
My name is [FULL NAME] and I am your constituent from [CITY, STATE]. I am contacting you as a [PERSON OF FAITH/REFUGEE/VETERAN/FRIEND/BUSINESS OWNER/TEACHER/VOTER] to tell you why I want you to support the Afghan Adjustment [S.2327/H.R.4627]. Without the Afghan Adjustment, Afghans don’t have a clear path to lawful permanent residency in the United States. This legislation honors the promises we made to our Afghan allies, strengthens our communities, and helps Afghans integrate and thrive. I encourage you to support the Afghan Adjustment.
Learn more from firsthand stories of people from Afghanistan:Afghan Stories
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Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) was privileged to participate inECDC’s 2023 National Conference, August 23-24, 2023. Addressing the theme “Hope and Resilience,” both local and national leaders and advocates responded to the challenges of the past few years and looked forward to the future of refugee resettlement with a renewed sense of optimism.
It is often our individual talents and passions that lead us to story projects. That was the case when a local organization Nova RAFT (Resettle Afghan Families Together) told us about a group of Afghan youth who were using art to express their experiences from evacuation to resettlement. That germinated an idea of hosting an Art Workshop with TSOS DC-Community Liaison, Annie Gedicks, who teaches art at Nova Community College.