New Bill Aims To Add 4,000 Visas For Afghan Interpreters

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 7:51 PM EDT) -- A bill unveiled by a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday seeks to add 4,000 new visas for Afghan interpreters and translators who have helped American troops during the Afghanistan war, amid reports that the Trump administration plans to make it harder to obtain those visas.

The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019, introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va.,  would give 4,000 additional visas under the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program for fiscal year 2019.

The program offers visas to Afghan citizens who...

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