We’ve all seen the news reports of the evacuation of thousands of Afghan citizens fleeing the Taliban. Many of us want to help the refugees arriving in North Carolina, but do not have the capacity to host a family by ourselves. Church World Service in Durham has posted an update about how individuals can help. There are other options for partnering with congregations to have a greater impact.
Join us for an Upcoming Webinar
Ellen Andrews, North Carolina Area Director of CWS will be joining us for an informative 30-minute webinar interview on Thursday, December 2, at 12 noon.
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Following the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, we have a profound moral obligation to assist with the welcoming of Afghans. More than 130,000 U.S.-affiliated and at-risk Afghans have been evacuated, of whom 44% are children. For the tens of thousands who have or will soon be arriving in the U.S. with humanitarian parole, safety will only be temporary. This temporary status thrusts Afghans arriving with humanitarian parole into legal uncertainty for the future since it does not provide a pathway to permanent status.
Join us today, November 9th, and Wednesday, November 10th to demand that Congress support and pass an Afghan Adjustment Act and urge the Biden administration to continue the evacuation of at-risk Afghans left behind.
Here are the top ways to take action this week:
- Contact your Members of Congress: Send an email to your Members of Congress.
- Amplify on Social Media: Share this message on social using this social media toolkit.
Thank you for taking action, and please share this information with your networks!
Dina Al Bayati
Immigration and Refugee Program
Church World Service
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