CHARLOTTE, NC – Last week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Congressman Peter Meijer (MI-03), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), and Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill that With Honor Action is proud to endorse. The bill would give a pathway to permanent legal status for our Afghan allies in the U.S. who relocated here after the U.S. withdrawal from the country last year. The bill establishes additional vetting requirements during the application process that would allow an adjustment of status for eligible Afghans who are seeking to rebuild their lives here in the U.S.
Other co-sponsors of the bill include For Country Caucus members Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), and Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06).
“The U.S. mission in Afghanistan depended on brave Afghans serving as interpreters, democracy advocates, and women’s rights advocates – they were vital to the twenty-year mission. But despite their valiant and dutiful service to America, many Afghans arrived in the U.S. during last year’s evacuation with no clear path to stable residency,” said Rye Barcott, Co-Founder and CEO of With Honor Action. “The Afghan Adjustment Act fixes that problem and ensures America keeps its promise to our Afghan allies. With Honor Action is proud to join Congressman Peter Meijer and Congressman Earl Blumenauer in supporting our Afghan allies, and we hope to see broad bipartisan Congressional support for the Afghan Adjustment Act.”
With Honor Action is a cross-partisan movement focused on supporting military veterans who want to work across the aisle and put principles before politics while serving again in Congress. With Honor Action’s advisory board includes post-9/11 veterans and Gold Star family members — Chris Howard, Ryan Manion, and Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg — as well as prominent American leaders such as Secretary Robert Gates, Senator Tom Daschle, Admiral Michael Mullen, General Nadja West, and David Gergen.