The Afghan Adjustment Act of 2023 was introduced in the House and Senate through bipartisan efforts.
- The House bill, H.R. 4627, was introduced by Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and 23 cosponsors, 12 Democrats and 11 Republicans.
- In the Senate, the bill, S.B. 2327, was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) along with ten cosponsors.
The bill would provide a pathway to permanent status for Afghan evacuees who came to the U.S. following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. It would also expand the Special Immigrant Visa process to previously omitted groups like Female Tactical Teams of Afghanistan and the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command, among others, and create a task force to support Afghans outside of the U.S. eligible for the Special Immigrant Visa process.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a competing bill in the Senate, SB 2324, that would limit parole authority and provide support for Afghan nationals. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Thomas Tillis (R-NC), cosponsors of Sen. Klobuchar’s bill, have also decided to cosponsor Sen. Cotton’s bill.
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