State Dept. Exploring Ways To Bring More Afghans To US

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Department of State official said Wednesday that the agency is exploring ways to expand the number of Afghans eligible to immigrate to the U.S., while rolling out more details of its pending Afghanistan evacuation plan.

A potential expansion of the P-2 direct access refugee program, originally meant for Iraqis and Syrians who worked with the U.S. during the Iraq War, is currently under consideration for Afghans who worked with U.S. organizations but are not eligible for the Special Immigrant Visa program, alongside other unspecified options, a senior State Department official said at a press briefing.

"We're looking at other...

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