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IRAP in The Washington Free Beacon: We Must Allocate More Visas for Afghan Allies

This morning, The Washington Free Beacon published an article spotlighting the shortcomings of the current version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As currently drafted, this year’s NDAA would limit eligibility for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program to people who worked directly for the U.S. military or intelligence agencies, excluding those in other critical support roles.

“Thousands of Afghans have given sacrificial service to our country in Afghanistan, and our country has made a promise to them,” said Betsy Fisher, IRAP’s Policy Director. “When we fail to provide them with safe passage as we’ve promised to do, we leave them in danger. But we also jeopardize our national security, in light of our ongoing military presence overseas.”

Read the full article online.