Afghan Refugees Trapped in Legislative Impasse: Congressional Delays Leave Lives Hanging in the Balance
The Biden administration is planning on allowing Afghans who fled Taliban control to apply for temporary protections to stay and work in the U.S.
Tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees living in the U.S. have reached the second anniversary of the withdrawal with no permanent way to remain in the country.
Many of them arrived on U.S. shores believing they would be granted refugee status and start a new life.
Many are stuck in a holding pattern due to timely legislative processing and bureaucratic roadblocks.
The legislative delays leave them idle, away from the conflict they escaped but unable to transition into their new life.