August 20, 2021

In a letter to President Biden, C&SN joined 300+ organizations and faith-based groups called on the president to imploring him to “expand opportunities for Afghans to seek refuge in the United States.” Specifically, the letter calls on the administration to take steps including but not limited to “evacuating Afghan allies to US territories for processing (until all 18,000 SIV applicants and their loved ones have been evacuated); expanding US refugee resettlement numbers and capacity; working with UNHCR and the international humanitarian community to support emergency aid infrastructure; halting any and all deportations of Afghan nationals in accordance with UNHCR recommendations; designating Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status; and increasing US asylum processing.”

Read the full letter here.