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Gov. Cox voices his support for 'Afghan allies'

Governor Spencer Cox stands at a podium during the State of the State address, with legislators sitting behind him.
Utah State Office of the Governor
Governor Cox was one of 13 governors to sign the letter to congressional leaders.

Thirteen governors, including Utah’s Spencer Cox, sent a letter to Senate and House leaders encouraging them to make a path to legal residency for Afghan humanitarian parolees a priority for both parties.

The status of humanitarian parolee is very limited, only allowing Afghans under the status to remain in the U.S. for two years. The governors say leaving these Afghans without a path to permanency in the U.S., would place them in legal limbo. They want local efforts to clothe, feed and house Afghans to be matched by congressional action.

Anna grew up begging her mom to play music instead of public radio over the car stereo on the way to school. Now, she loves radio and the power of storytelling through sound. While she is happy to report on anything from dance concerts to laughter practice, her main focus at UPR is political reporting. She is studying Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and wants to work in political communication after she graduates. In her free time, she spends time with her rescue dog Quigley and enjoys rock climbing.