Thousands of local translators put their lives on the line to work with our troops, help keep them safe, and make our military operations successful. But, when the job ends, they face tremendous dangers to themselves and their families, simply for having worked with the U.S.
From Afghanistan alone, there are 10,300 such allies seeking safety by applying for visas to live in the United States. Currently the bill limits that program so that 4,000 of them would not be able to apply for that visa. All of our valued translators should have that opportunity, not just a few.
We shouldn't abandon our Afghan allies. Please sign below to support my amendment to ensure they have a chance to stay alive through a US visa.