special immigrant visa

Eight months into temporary status, Afghan evacuees in the U.S. only have limited — and difficult — options to stay in the U.S. permanently.
A State Department official estimated that a "majority" of Afghans who worked with the U.S. were not evacuated before American forces withdrew.
Thousands of Afghan and Iraqi allies have been forced to flee their homes as a result of their support for the U.S. military.
What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.
The practice of MEP and the U.S. government to deem even the most sympathetic and reasonable circumstances "job abandonment" and to deny Afghans special immigrant visas -- their only opportunity for safety in America -- on this basis is bad policy and bad judgment.
By fixing and extending the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, we can improve the national security of the U.S., keep our promises to our allies, show our soldiers and veterans that we protect those who protected them and maybe, just maybe, prove to the American people that Congress can still be a force for good and right.
Afghans who have worked with the United States have increasingly become a target of the Taliban. Militants have realized