Directly from Our Afghan Allies On the Ground
LRPs Turned Away Today at HKIA
Confirmed reports of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) and Authorized Evacuees being turned away at the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) by U.S. military.
Confusing State Department Messaging
U.S. State Department has been directing large numbers of SIV applicants to HKIA, their messaging has at time seemed unofficial and has raised red flags by aid organizations. State Department has made contact with NGOs trusted by local evacuees. Need to improve communication through trusted partners.
Slow Movement of Evacuees into HKIA
Evacuees notified to come to HKIA are being forced to wait outside the airport for days, exposed to the Taliban. These individuals are having to make the trip back to safe houses, where the Taliban are starting to "disappear" them (likely to be murdered).
FIGHTING TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THOSE THAT SERVED THE U.S.
On August 30th, 2021, all US Military Forces will depart Afghanistan. At that time the Taliban will escalate their systematic execution of all those who worked with US Forces, starting with our translators. We need your help to help save the 18,000 translators who have applied and are awaiting Special Immigrant Visas for their service. These loyal and trustworthy combat veterans need our help now more than ever. Click below to learn how you can help.
LEARN ABOUT OUR PAST
Vietnam - Operation New Life
In 1975, with the North Vietnamese in quick pursuit, US Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen helped save 130,000 Vietnamese Refugees. The Ford administration supported the immigration of these Wartime allies on Guam, later bringing them to the continental US. We can't afford to wait until the last moment. We must act now.
Kosovo - Operation Provide Refuge
In 1999, after Serbian forces attacked Pristina (Kosovo), the U.S. airlifted around 20,000 Kosovar Albanians to Fort Dix, NJ, where their eligibility for refugee status was determined. It was hailed as a new Ellis Island for Kosovo Refugees.
Current Afghan Evacuation
The week of July 25th, 2021, saw the first evacuees from Afghanistan to U.S. soil. While this is a huge victory, current projections show only 3,000 of the 70,000+ will be evacuated. WE NEED TO DO MORE
At some point in the future, we will send our military to another country. Regardless of advanced technology, we will need Wartime allies. Our actions today will send a message to those future allies that we stand by those that risk their lives for us. Interpreters are our cultural and linguistic guides.
Reach out to the President and to your members of Congress
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."