House Votes to Create More Visas for US Afghan Allies Threatened by the Taliban


Congress passed a bill that will provide additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program late Friday afternoon. This bill passed both chambers of Congress with unanimous support and will create an additional 1,000 Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for the Afghans who served the US government during wartime. 

Afghans who work for the US—most serving as translators for the military—are in danger of retaliation from the Taliban, who label them traitors. All of them live in constant fear for their lives, and many have been killed while waiting for their American visa. 

Reason TV recently covered this issue: