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Safety and Fairness for Afghans under the Special Immigrant Visa Program

By USCRI July 1, 2021

On June 4, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and a group of over 70 NGOs, including the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), sent letters to President Biden urging him to protect U.S.- affiliated Afghans in the wake of U.S. troop withdrawal. Currently, around 18,000 Afghan nationals who have provided service to the U.S. government, and an additional 53,000 of their family members, are stuck in limbo in the special immigrant visa pipeline. The U.S. has an obligation to assist these Afghan allies immediately before they are subjected to Taliban violence.

This document provides background and details on the current status of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program.

Read the full policy advisory: https://refugees.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Afghanistan-SIV-Advisory.pdf


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