Biden To Allow 70K Afghans Brought To U.S. To Renew Legal Status

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2021, file photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, families walk towards their flight during ongoing evacuations at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan. More than 30 California children are stuck in Afghanistan after traveling to the country to see their relatives weeks before the Taliban seized power and US forces left, according to school districts where the kids are enrolled. (Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP, File)

Congress is set to legalize tens of thousands of Afghans who came to the U.S. after the Taliban took over their country have stalled. The Biden administration is stepping in to give them a chance to stay and work legally in the country for at least two more years.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the decision, which means Afghan evacuees who were resettled here can renew their work permits and avoid deportation under the parole immigration policy.

According to sources, eligible Afghans will be able to apply online through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to renew their parole classification. The agency plans to start accepting renewal requests in June.