September 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Madison: One Year On: The Need for an Afghan Adjustment Act
In August 2021, Afghanistan was plunged into chaos following the U.S. military withdrawal and takeover by the Taliban. Tens of thousands of Afghans fled for their lives and continue to struggle to find safety and security. The good news is that the U.S. welcomed over 75,000 at-risk Afghans via a temporary immigration status known as humanitarian parole and they are rebuilding their lives with the support of Americans across the U.S. Yet, many find themselves under a cloud of legal uncertainty that can be remedied with passage of an Afghan Adjustment Act. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, an international humanitarian organization working with refugees in over 50 countries, will discuss this legislation and how it can provide eligible Afghans in need of protection with stability as they continue to rebuild their lives in the United States.
Giulia McPherson, Director of Advocacy & Operations, Jesuit Refugee Service
Amanda Gennerman, Partner, Pines Bach LLP; Board Member, ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter
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