Template 2 – Concerned Veteran

Copy the template and paste it into the contact form of your local representative.

Dear _______

I am a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. I can say with some authority that our mission in Afghanistan could not have been accomplished without the help of certain Afghan citizens who risked their lives, and the lives of their families, to help us fight terrorism. These citizens worked in many capacities among them, interpreters, and liaison personnel.

When we withdrew military forces from Afghanistan, we left behind many people who risked everything to assist us. These people are now in harm’s way. Many are in hiding attempting to evade Taliban forces. Many face a certain death.

We have a moral obligation to help the people who helped us accomplish our mission. Let us use the diplomatic might and power of the United States to do the following:

We want the US government to use its mighty influence in the world to pressure the countries bordering Afghanistan to admit and protect our refugees.

We want our embassies in those countries to give the highest priority to processing Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) as well as P1 and P2 refugees from Afghanistan.

We want to assure those bordering countries that we will process SIVs, P1, and P2 packets as quickly as possible so the refugee camps are a temporary measure and will not become a permanent burden.

We can undo this humanitarian crisis. We have a moral obligation to help those who gave everything for us. Please assure me that you will do everything within your power to engage in this humanitarian effort to help those who risked everything for us.

Most sincerely,


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