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Request to increase the special immigration visa for Afghan colleagues of the American military

Request to increase the special immigration visa for Afghan colleagues of the American military

More than 12 American senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties have demanded an increase in the number of special immigration visas for former US military colleagues in Afghanistan.These senators, in a letter written under the leadership of Democrat Senator Jane Shahin, emphasized that by the end of September, visas should be issued to at least 20,000 former colleagues of the American forces in Afghanistan who are under the threat of the Taliban.The letter states that the Special Immigrant Visa Program has saved the lives of thousands of Afghans who bravely served alongside American soldiers and diplomats in Afghanistan.US senators say that the US must fulfill its commitment to transfer Afghans who are in danger.Matthew Miller, the spokesperson of the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also asked the Congress of this country last week to increase the visa limit for Afghans.America’s special immigration program for Afghans began in 2009, but with the withdrawal of America from Afghanistan and the re-establishment of the Taliban’s control over the country, this program has increased.It is said that if the US Congress does not increase the special immigrant visa limit for Afghans, thousands of former military colleagues of this country will remain under the threat of the Taliban.