Veterans for American Ideals

Veterans for American Ideals We raised our right hands and pledged to support and defend the Constitution. That commitment does not stop. Veterans for American Ideals is a project of Human Rights First.

We are a nonpartisan group of veterans who share a belief that America is strongest and most secure when its policies and actions match its ideals. We dedicated parts of our lives to our country as citizen-soldiers, and we believe that honor, courage, commitment, duty, and country are not just words, but values that embody our service and our entire nation. To be a citizen-soldier is to be part of

We are a nonpartisan group of veterans who share a belief that America is strongest and most secure when its policies and actions match its ideals. We dedicated parts of our lives to our country as citizen-soldiers, and we believe that honor, courage, commitment, duty, and country are not just words, but values that embody our service and our entire nation. To be a citizen-soldier is to be part of

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11/01/2021

S/O to our VFAI Leaders who are leading the charge on congressional advocacy on the #AfghanEvac. #Veterans bring #HumanRights to the forefront of national security. For your service abroad and at home, #ThankYouVets.

11/01/2021

[email protected]: Thousands of our allies and at-risk Afghans have been left stranded and face escalating danger

How will you #KeepOurPromise and act #NOW to evacuate those who have been left behind?

TODAY: We joined 100+ organizations calling on Joe Biden and  National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to support #Afghan...
11/01/2021
Over 100 NGOs Write to National Security Council About Afghans at Risk

TODAY: We joined 100+ organizations calling on Joe Biden and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to support #Afghans at risk, both in the U.S. and left behind in #Afghanistan.

https://www.amnestyusa.org/reports/over-100-organizations-sign-letter-to-national-security-council-calling-for-more-support-for-afghans-at-risk/

We, the undersigned leaders of 103 NGOs write to express our alarm at the thousands of at-risk Afghans who were left behind.

11/01/2021

Our allies & at-risk Afghans need a REAL pathway to safety.
President Joe Biden

➡️ Take ACTION
➡️ #EvacuateOurAllies & at-risk Afghans
➡️ Pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW

We are veterans and we stand with our #Afghan allies🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
10/28/2021

We are veterans and we stand with our #Afghan allies🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

We are veterans and we stand with our #Afghan allies🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

2 months ago President Joe Biden promised Afghan allies that he would get them to safety. Then why do we still have alli...
10/28/2021

2 months ago President Joe Biden promised Afghan allies that he would get them to safety.

Then why do we still have allies in Afghanistan❓❓❓❓

Something needs to change 🗣️ 🗣️ 🗣️ 🗣️

2 months ago President Joe Biden promised Afghan allies that he would get them to safety.

Then why do we still have allies in Afghanistan❓❓❓❓

Something needs to change 🗣️ 🗣️ 🗣️ 🗣️

10/28/2021

We MUST #KeepOurPromise 👏👏👏

Tell Congress it's time to take action and #EvacuateOurAllies✈️

We are veterans and we #WelcomeHome our Afghan allies🇺🇸🇺🇸
10/27/2021

We are veterans and we #WelcomeHome our Afghan allies🇺🇸🇺🇸

We are veterans and we #WelcomeHome our Afghan allies🇺🇸🇺🇸

Our work is NOT over🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️The time is NOW❗❗❗❗
10/27/2021

Our work is NOT over🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️

The time is NOW❗❗❗❗

Our work is NOT over🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️

The time is NOW❗❗❗❗

10/27/2021

S/O to our VFAI Leaders who are leading the charge on congressional advocacy on the #AfghanEvac. #Veterans bring #HumanRights to the forefront of national security. For your service abroad and at home, #ThankYouVets.

10/27/2021

When we said #EvacuateOurAllies - we didn't mean just some of them.
It's time for President Joe Biden to bring our allies & at-risk Afghans to safety in the U.S., and for Congress to make sure it’s safety that lasts.

10/26/2021

Safety shouldn't have an expiration date.
Tell Congress to pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW.
👊👊👊👊👊👊👊

10/26/2021

Evacuating some is not enough. ❌❌❌❌
Temporary safety is not enough.❌❌❌❌
It's time to finish what we started. We must #EvacuateOurAllies & #WelcomeHome our Afghan neighbors to safety in the U.S.

10/26/2021

Our allies & at-risk Afghans need a REAL pathway to safety.
President Joe Biden
➡️ Take ACTION
➡️ #EvacuateOurAllies & at-risk Afghans
➡️ Pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW

10/25/2021

Our allies & at-risk Afghans need a REAL pathway to safety.

@POTUS @SecBlinken @SecMayorkas @HomelandDems
➡️ Take ACTION
➡️ #EvacuateOurAllies & at-risk Afghans
➡️ Pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW

10/25/2021

When we said #EvacuateOurAllies - we didn't mean just some of them.

It's time for @POTUS to bring our allies & at-risk Afghans to safety in the U.S., and for Congress to make sure it’s safety that lasts 🤝

Veterans know that we must welcome our #Afghan neighbors with open arms and full hearts. Together, we can reflect our Am...
10/25/2021
Sponsor Circles

Veterans know that we must welcome our #Afghan neighbors with open arms and full hearts. Together, we can reflect our American ideals and show that the United States is strengthened with our immigrant neighbors. Learn more here ⤵️

https://sponsorcircles.org

The Sponsor Circle Program is a community-led resettlement initiative that allows everyday Americans to take on the responsibility of welcoming an Afghan newcomer to their communities.

10/25/2021

[email protected]: Thousands of our allies and at-risk Afghans have been left stranded and face escalating danger

How will you #KeepOurPromise and act #NOW to evacuate those who have been left behind?

10/24/2021

#LeaveNoOneBehind cannot just mean evacuating people from #Afghanistan

We must support each at-risk #Afghan every step of the way of resettlement 🤝

Join us in saying #WelcomeHome 🌎to all evacuees and to supporting those in need during times of crisis

10/24/2021

While thousands have been evacuated, thousands were left behind and remain in danger. The U.S. must #KeepOurPromise and continue the #AfghanEvac until every last one of our allies and at-risk Afghans are brought to safety.

@POTUS what’s your plan?

10/23/2021

Afghan refugees deserve safety that lasts 🗽

@POTUS @SecMayorkas @SecBlinken @SecDef: It's time to #EvacuateOurAllies & truly #WelcomeHome our Afghan neighbors.

10/23/2021

For allies & at-risk Afghans left behind in #Afghanistan by the U.S. gov't, there is no safety. For Afghans arriving in the U.S., safety is only temporary.

Our Afghan neighbors deserve better. #EvacuateOurAllies & pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW.

10/23/2021

Safety shouldn't have an expiration date 📆

Tell the @HomelandDems & all of Congress to pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW 🤝

10/22/2021

#Afghan refugees deserve safety that lasts 🗽

Afghans left behind to violence & persecution deserve safety - full stop 🚨

🤝@POTUS @SecMayorkas @SecBlinken @SecDef: It's time to #EvacuateOurAllies & truly #WelcomeHome our Afghan neighbors.

10/22/2021

Safety shouldn't have an expiration date 📆

✍️Tell the @HomelandDems & all of Congress to pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW.

10/22/2021

Evacuating some is #NotEnough.
Temporary safety is #NotEnough.

It's time to finish what we started🗽We must #EvacuateOurAllies & #WelcomeHome our #Afghan neighbors to safety in the U.S.🇺🇸

10/21/2021

Our allies & at-risk #Afghans need a REAL pathway to safety 🗽

@POTUS @SecBlinken @SecMayorkas @HomelandDems
➡️ Take ACTION🚨
➡️ #EvacuateOurAllies & at-risk Afghans 🇺🇸
➡️ Pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW🤝

10/21/2021

For allies & at-risk #Afghans left behind in Afghanistan by the 🇺🇸 there is no safety. For Afghans arriving in the U.S., safety is only temporary.

🗽Our #Afghan neighbors deserve better 🤝

🏁#EvacuateOurAllies
🏁Pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW.

10/21/2021

Our allies & at-risk #Afghans face persecution in #Afghanistan + legal uncertainty in the U.S❗

@POTUS & Congress must take action to #KeepOurPromise to our Afghan neighbors 🤝🗽

➡️ #EvacuateOurAllies still stranded in Afghanistan
➡️ Pass the #AfghanAdjustmentAct NOW 🇺🇸

✅Happening #NOW📺Watch live w/ #EvacuateOurAllies as @RESCUEorg, @humanrights1st & @WAWHumanRights testify before the @Ho...
10/21/2021
Operation Allies Welcome: Examining DHS’s Efforts to Resettle Vulnerable Afghans | House Committee on Homeland Security

✅Happening #NOW

📺Watch live w/ #EvacuateOurAllies as @RESCUEorg, @humanrights1st & @WAWHumanRights testify before the @HomelandDems on what the U.S. can do to bring vulnerable Afghans to safety in the U.S. 🗽🇺🇸

https://homeland.house.gov/activities/hearings/operation-allies-welcome-examining-dhss-efforts-to-resettle-vulnerable-afghans

The Official Website of the House Committee on Homeland Security

🚨Allies & #HumanRights Defenders in #Afghanistan🚨Use these tools to protect your online identity📱from the Taliban.✍️Plea...
10/20/2021
Steps to Protect Your Online Identity from the Taliban: Digital History and Evading Biometrics Abuses

🚨Allies & #HumanRights Defenders in #Afghanistan🚨

Use these tools to protect your online identity📱from the Taliban.

✍️Please help us share these ESSENTIAL resources🗞️widely: https://bit.ly/StepsToProtect

Evading the Misuse of Biometric Data We understand that the Taliban is now likely to have access to various biometric databases and equipment in Afghanistan, including some left behind by coalition military forces. This technology is likely to include access to a database with fingerprints and iris....

10/20/2021

Every 👏 step 👏 of 👏 the 👏 way 👏

From #AfghanEvac to resettlement, #Afghans seeking safety must be treated and welcomed with dignity 🗽🤝

#KeepOurPromise

10/20/2021

We have a profound moral obligation to welcome all #Afghan evacuees into our communities 🤝

It’s a long-standing American tradition 🇺🇸that we can continue

#WelcomeHome

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Conditional approval question? My Con Approval letter indicates that the applicant is in the USA, but I am in Afghanistan, please let me know if its normal if not what should I do?
عاجل !!!!! سلام کاندید های عزیز p2 ، وزیر خارجه امریکا یک جلسه زنده دارد که از طریق فیسبوک بطور زنده نشر میشود، لنک پایین شما را به صفحه جلسه وصل میکند و از شما خواهش می‌کنیم که پیام پایین را به در کامنت برایش بگزارید که به مشکل p2 توجه کند ، بخاطر سرنوشت خود این کار را کنید 🙏 https://facebook.com/events/s/secretary-blinken-delivers-the/844682432898709/ Dear Mr. Blinken, The P2 applicants have the following major issues: 1- When they are referred to 3rd country, how can they go there, when there is no embassy in Afghanistan to get their visas and no flight as well. 2- How can they afford their rent, food, and other expenses in 3rd country, as 70% of Afghans are living under the poverty line. 3- The duration of the procedure in the 3rd country is said to be (12-14) months, which is too long... 4- The passport office is closed in Afghanistan, so how they can cross the borders without a passport and visa? 5- The procedure of referral/approval got too lengthy and the instructions are said to be very unclear for the applicants. 6- if they refer to the passport department of the Taliban to get their Passport then it means their life is not in danger at all. 7- Pakistan flight ticket cost is around 900 USD per member of a family along with Gate Pass a d Visa cost. How can a majority of poor p2 fellows effort that much 8- if the p2 applicants relocated to a third country, their cases would be followed slowly due to now their life isn't in danger at all let them stay there for years. We are kindly requesting to you that: 1- Please evacuate the P2 applicants as SIV applicants directly from Afghanistan. 2- At least Help them to cover their expenses in 3rd country, as there will be no jobs in the bordering countries of Afghanistan. 3- Shorten the procedure at least to 3-6 months in the third country. Best regards, Thousands of at the risk Afghans
Abdul Salam Ulfat was a national security officer in the Sarkano district of Kunar province and a former national security officer who wanted to fly to a third country through Mazar-e-Sharif airport and then to the United States, but the Taliban first stopped him at a hotel in Mazar-e-Sharif. He was tortured and martyred while living with his family, then thrown under the roof of the same hotel and called su***de.
trust me we will all have the right to at least travel to change atmosphere and cure our mode discover places of the world all we need to do is to have a safe and purposes I mean SIVs should be respected and no body should underestimate those heroes those kids can do lot good things so we should be given allowances to live our lives in safety if it would be America, we would then say hey I am happy for what I did for what I worked for with my brothers as interpreter I did great I Salute I tell just say and share your words with authorities have them understand that we are the most important part of our societies to help sustain everything good. The U.S. government MUST plan to start the as Top mission of evacuation of the interpreters who are left behind in Afghanistan sad, embarrassed and SIVs are also very sad about this because all this evacuation efforts were actually scheduled for interpreters and their family members not everyone from streets like pakistani truck drivers and nomads as interpreters this is not good. dear respected president Joe Biden, please start the evacuation of these heroes as soon as possible and those kids are best people and they need some care and love and support we cant wait to see another wonderful clip please help us we are waiting thank you. as a human being I call from you sir to do our evacuation as soon as possible so that their day could be saved and they could have peace of mind
Hey, I'm an Iraq vet based in South Dakota. Are any of the SIVs/SIV hopefuls reaching embassies in neighboring countries? Maybe if veterans occupied the embassies, basically said we leave when they're on a flight to freedom... what do you think?
Our son Erik, SSGT USAF, left the Kabul Airport at 3:30 our time last Monday. One of the last ones out. I wrote this song as a thanks to him and all the other men and women who have served so well and their families who waited for them at home. https://www.facebook.com/malachijaggers/videos/1782117428656331
Our son Ssgt Erik Scott, USAF, was one of the last out of the Kabul airport Monday at 3:30pm our time. I wrote this song to thank him and all the others who have served so well in Afghanistan, and their families who support them. Thanks!!! https://www.facebook.com/malachijaggers/videos/1782117428656331
Thanks to Christopher Purdy for joining Robin Biro on American Discourse to discuss the end of the Endless Wars. A powerful episode as two veterans discuss the emotions of the day. https://www.anamericandiscourse.com/end-of-an-error/
I will be up North Sunday Near DC. I am going to coordinate a march. Date I would say the 1st of October for Disabled Veterans. Hopefully Vietnam Veterans who Remember Saigon. All who wish to support are more than welcome. Veterans of all wars who are able. Join me in peaceful protest and demonstrate what democracy is about. We show that, We the People are the voice, the pulse and the will of this Nation. We don't stand for abondonment of Allies. Regardless of their color, religion, or geographic location. All brothers and sisters who I had the pleasure of serving with. I beg you to repost this to everyone you served with and so on. It is time for those who bleed and lost great friends in these God forsaken wars to stand. Its Our Turn. Please lets show that we have honor. Stand with me. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Hoping I can generate support for Iraqi orphans and street kids through a partner NGO, Iraqi Children Foundation. ICF and my nonprofit, Karadah Project, have partnered on projects that have supported thousands of displaced Iraqis over the years. Their primary focus is Iraqi orphans and street kids. They are providing food, education, medical care, legal representation, and needed attention to the most vulnerable Iraqi children. Please join #TeamKaradah in supporting Iraqi Children Foundation VIRTUAL #InTheirShoes5k. Click. Join #TeamKaradah. Make a donation. Feel Awesome. https://runsignup.com/karadahkids?fbclid=IwAR3FlTVwQ0jlUyLpfmkkcEhZBRKdGUvtrhp1ycMr_3DII9cSXU6Eq4uJkmA
Hi my name is mirwais and i am from afghanistan and i lives khowst privance dear i have worked six months and ten day in the chapman base now i want to go to America the cadition very danger here in afghanistan they want to kills everyone workres please help me