The US State Department said on Monday that it should apply to Afghans who have worked for the United States but have not reached the minimum term to apply for a special immigrant visa.
The regulation is also intended for Afghans who have worked for programs supported by the US government – and for Afghans who have worked for non-governmental organizations or the United States media in a crisis-ridden country. It said the regulation would allow thousands of Afghans as well as their companions and children to relocate to the US. “You were there for us. We will be there for you,” said the US Secretary of State Antony Blink.
Afghans face revenge on Taliban
Criticism stemmed from the fact that Afghans initially had to leave the country for the program and had to stay in a third country for twelve months or more while such an application for resettlement was being processed.
Afghans working for Americans face retaliation from militant Islamists after US troops withdrew Taliban. For example, many Afghans who served as interpreters in the US military may apply for special immigrant visas to the United States to start a new life there. On Friday, the first plane with about 200 Afghan aides and their families landed in the United States. Blinken said a second plane had arrived on Monday with a similarly large group.
According to the US government, a total of 2500 people are currently envisaged to enter the United States with such special visas. However, critics warned that such visas would only help a small group of people. Far more Afghans have put themselves in danger by working with US agencies and needing help. The State Department then expanded the options.
America wants them by the end of August Military operation in Afghanistan completely ended. After that only American soldiers are left to protect the embassy in Afghanistan. With the Americans deciding to withdraw, the deployment of Then in totality. It is not clear how the situation in the country will remain after the withdrawal of international troops. The security situation has gotten quite bad lately.
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