Tens of thousands of Afghan families who have been admitted to the U.S. on a humanitarian basis are not legally classified as refugees. That means they will likely be ineligible to receive many public benefits, such as food stamps and cash assistance — unless Congress changes the law.
Here’s a summary of the types of immigration pathways available with the benefits of each:
You can help. Sign these petitions and send a message:
Donate to help Afghan refugee resettlement and stay informed:
Also, remember those in Afghanistan at this critical time:
In an article in The New York Times, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres said that one million children are at risk of starvation and death. This article lists additional organizations that provide aid within the country as well as for refugees.
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