Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) supports the introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act, that will allow Afghan nationals who cannot safely return home to stay in the U.S. and rebuild their lives. The bipartisan measure, which was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and co-sponsored by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT), Coons (D-DE), Murkowski (R-AK), Blunt (R-MO), and Graham (R-SC), provides lawful permanent resident status (LPR status), also known as green cards, to Afghan nationals who arrived in the U.S. over the past year.
The introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act is a critical step in providing long-term protections for our Afghan brothers and sisters who were forcibly displaced from their homes. CCUSA expresses gratitude to lawmakers for acting to provide refuge and hope for Afghans in the U.S. We urge Congress to give broad bipartisan support to advance this measure.
Over 60 Catholic Charities agencies and community-based partners across the country have welcomed more than 13,000 Afghan nationals paroled into the U.S and provided them support services such as food and housing assistance, cultural orientation, counseling, and job placement.
Additional information about our work with migrants and refugees is available on our website.