ALERT LINE
Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Get More Visas Under Funding Bill | U.S. News 
DVIDS

Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Get More Visas Under Funding Bill | U.S. News 

An extra 2,500 visas for Afghans who assisted American forces during the war in their country will be granted under the $1 trillion U.S. government funding deal reached on Sunday, preserving a program that had been at risk of shutting down.

The spending deal agreed by congressional negotiators continued the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which allows Afghans who worked for the U.S. government, often risking their lives, to move to the United States after a rigorous vetting process.

A recent bi-partisan push by U.S. lawmakers for more SIV visas came against the backdrop of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration…

Source: Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Get More Visas Under Funding Bill | U.S. News | US News