For more than 20 years, Americans fought, bled, and died in Afghanistan — our nation’s longest war. Every step of the way, brave Afghans stood shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. forces. When Kabul fell in August 2021, tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated to the United States, admitted under temporary protected status, a designation that protects them from deportation but does not include a path to permanent residency or U.S. citizenship.
Recognizing our wartime allies in Afghanistan faced a dire situation, With Honor Action began advocating for reforms to the deeply flawed Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process years in advance of America’s withdrawal. In the spring of 2021, With Honor Action convened dozens of Veteran Service Organizations and humanitarian organizations to advocate for mass evacuations, reforms to humanitarian parole processing, and continued support for wartime allies stranded in Afghanistan.
With Honor Action created an advocacy ad for critical legislation to assist Afghan refugees, featuring For Country Caucus Members Reps. Jason Crow and Peter Meijer, and With Honor Action Advisory Board Member and Medal of Honor recipient Army Captain Flo Groberg (ret.).
Watch the ad below: