Re-Parole Process for Afghans ‘A Necessary but Temporary Solution’

Statement from Refugees International Director for the Americas and Europe Yael Schacher:

“Refugees International welcomes the Department of Homeland Security’s May 5 announcement that it is establishing a re-parole process for Afghan nationals who arrived in the United States as part of Operations Allies Welcome.

As Refugees International has long argued, Congress and the administration must provide Afghans security and opportunity to thrive in this country. Details about the process are still forthcoming, and Refugees International will be closely monitoring its roll out, including outreach at Afghan Support Centers and the workings of the online application system.  

Afghans need an accessible and efficient process so that they can continue to work, attend schools, and contribute to American communities. Further, Refugees International continues to call on Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, as this re-parole process is a necessary but temporary solution.”

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Refugees International Vice President for Strategic Outreach Sarah Sheffer at

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Congress must urgently reintroduce and pass the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) so that Afghans who only have temporary protection gain the security and stability they need to rebuild their lives and thrive. Join thousands of people across the United States who have called on their members of Congress to support the AAA. Act now.

Featured Image: Ali Zafar Mehran, 36 and his wife Karima Mehran, 31, along with their daughter Sutooda Mehran, 6, and newborn Serena, 1 month old, are Afghan refugees who have resettled in Sacramento, California. After the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Mehran family found themselves building a new life. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)