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IRAP in The Washington Post: Don’t Endanger Visas for Afghan Allies

IRAP is happy to share the The Washington Post‘s Friday editorial about the Department of State’s recently announced interpretation of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) law. The new interpretation, which IRAP discussed in a press release late last month, could negatively impact thousands of deserving Afghan SIV applicants.

“The Special Immigrant Visa programs for Afghans and Iraqis who worked alongside U.S. forces have a noble goal, but implementation has been slow and incomplete,” writes the Post. “This latest confusion seems to cry out for a simple revision of the department’s interpretation of the law. With the understandable need for a rigorous checking process, it should be U.S. policy not to leave behind anyone who qualifies among the thousands of Afghans and Iraqis who provided support to the troops.”

You can read and share the full editorial by following this link.