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Statement from Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) on the Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Afghanistan

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) welcomes the administration's decision, announced yesterday, to extend and expand Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan. TPS serves as a vital lifeline for those who find themselves in a state of uncertainty, unable to return to their home country due to ongoing conflicts, natural disasters, or other extreme circumstances. TPS recipients are often eligible for essential services which are indispensable for rebuilding their lives.  

“We are relieved by this announcement which offers safety and protection to Afghans who are unable to return home,” said Kristyn Peck, LSSNCA CEO. “However, this is a temporary solution, and we continue to call upon Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, which would provide a path to legal permanency for Afghans who still remain in legal limbo.”  

LSSNCA has welcomed more than 4,600 Afghans since the seizure of Kabul by the Taliban, and we continue to accompany them on their path from surviving to thriving through ongoing case management, employment, wellness, and legal services.