From Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice: As people of faith, we are all deeply distressed at the human cost of the 20-years long war in Afghanistan, and the devastating impact of the US withdrawal over the last few weeks.  Many of us are wondering how we can help the influx of Afghan refugees who have been brought to Wisconsin andmay be settling here.

Much is still unknown.  Here are just a few ways right now to help.  As more information becomes clear and needs are more defined, we will let you know.

One way to help is to donate to national organizations that work to resettle refugees. One such organization is HIAS.  Click here to read about HIAS' efforts and how you can help.

In Madison, Jewish Social Services is the only agency resettling refugees.  The latest update from JSS is that they do not currently have information on whether they will be involved in resettling Afghan refugees. They ask us to keep checking their website and Facebook pages for updates.

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin is expecting an influx of refugees, particularly in Milwaukee, but they also do not have definitive information as of yet.  Please keep checking back with them as the situation unfolds.  

All of these organizations do amazing work, nationally and locally, with refugees from all over the world.  They are always in need of help, particularly financial help.  If you can donate to any of these organizations, your support will be life-saving!

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Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Address: 7118 Old Sauk Rd., Madison, WI 53717

Phone: 608-513-7121





Call from Catholic Multicultural Center

As of September 14, 2021, 9 Dane County residents have requested CMC's assistance in filing 24 Humanitarian parole applications for relatives living abroad. We anticipate continued requests for humanitarian parole filings as the crisis in Afghanistan continues to unfold. 

The Dane County residents who are turning to CMC for help have all immigrated to the United States with Special Immigrant Visas (SIV). These visas are granted to Afghan nationals who have provided services to the United States in the war effort. Since it is unsafe for them to remain in Afghanistan after serving as our allies on the ground, the SIV was created as a path to U.S. citizenship. These are individuals who have put their lives in danger for our country and now they need our help. Some of these residents are now lawful permanent residents (green card holders); others are naturalized U.S. citizens. 

The Crisis in Afghanistan: An Overview of Humanitarian Parole Oct. 28 at 7:00pm

Catholic Multicultural Center is looking for individuals willing to act as sponsors for Afghanistan refugees trying to enter the United States under Humanitarian Parole. If you might be interested and want to know more about what that would entail, please fill out this form to receive the zoom link. Attending the webinar does not obligate you to sponsor a refugee.

CMC has been working tirelessly by helping our Afghan neighbors file humanitarian parole applications on behalf of their relatives who are in hiding in Afghanistan or residing in a third country. Attorney Carmel Capati and DOJ Accredited Representative Janice Beers will provide an overview of the humanitarian parole process and discuss the I-134 sponsor requirement. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

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