Save Our Afghan Allies
For two decades, the U.S. Government has employed Afghan allies to serve alongside U.S. troops, diplomats, and other government employees as interpreters, translators, cultural advisors, drivers, and more. Because of their service to the U.S. mission, our allies and their families soon became the targets of anti-American violence.
As the U.S. armed forces rapidly withdraw from Afghanistan, more than 18,000 Afghans who served alongside them face a severe backlog in the processing of their Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). Our Afghan allies and their families are in grave danger and at risk of retaliatory attacks from the Taliban.
That’s why LIRS has joined veterans’ groups, human rights organizations, and members of Congress in calling upon the Biden administration to urgently evacuate American-affiliated Afghans and their families.
We will not stand down until every single one of our Afghan allies and their family members are evacuated to a place of safety on U.S. soil that recognizes their dignity, honors their sacrifices, and ensures they cannot be forcibly returned to Afghanistan because of bureaucratic missteps.
Our Afghan Allies Need Your Help!
Our Advocacy For Afghan Allies
President Biden delivers remarks on Afghanistan winddown.
Take Action Now
Send a message to President Biden and Congress today! Urge them to provide urgent humanitarian protections, including evacuation for those who have put their lives on the line for our country.
LIRS's Save Our Afghan Allies Rally
On July 1, LIRS and our coalition partners IRAP, Human Rights First – Veterans for American Ideals, Association of Wartime Allies, and With Honor Action hosted a rally outside of the White House calling for immediate evacuation. Watch highlights below, as well as an important message from Veteran and activist Matt Zeller.
Watch our Webinar: "More Than Allies"
Join LIRS and special guest, Matt Zeller, Truman Project Fellow and author of “Watches Without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan“. During this roundtable discussion, we talk about the historical strategies and personal stories of evacuating allies as well as the need to evacuate our American-affiliated Afghan allies in a timely fashion. We also cover all the different ways people can be part of the national advocacy efforts to ensure the U.S. will act on its promise to protect our Afghan Allies.