Michael Waltz, a Republican congressman and former Green Beret, urged President Biden on Wednesday to direct the urgent repatriation of Afghans who assisted US soldiers, warning that “blood will be on his hands” if he does not. The Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghans who served US forces is at the center of the problem. Years of setbacks have hampered the program, which now has a queue of hundreds of applicants. The Biden administration has stated that it is speeding up the application process. Still, senators have expressed concern that there is not enough time until all US soldiers leave, putting Afghans who assisted the US at the peril of being hunted down and assassinated.