Friday, 16 April 2021 03:06 GMT

Biden ordered a thorough review of SIV visa scheme


(MENAFN - Khaama Press)

    • US President Joe Biden ordered a review of the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghan and Iraqi translators who helped the American troops in the two countries.

      American President, Joe Biden gave the order to a thorough review of the Special Immigrant Visa program for Afghan and Iraqi translators who helped the American during their operations in both of the countries.

      In an executive order on Friday said that the practices would be reviewed in the relation sections to ensure United states kept its promise in expansion of the visa scheme.

      This program will enhance the access for translators, who are under the threat of prosecution or in danger.

      This review will also help women and children who are victims of gender-based discrimination or sexual orientations

      Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., a combat veteran who works closely with SIV requests, expressed his happiness and welcomed the executive order.

       'It just sends such an important signal if you stand with us and you stand against extremism, we'll be there for you. We will honor that commitment.' Rep Mike said.

      Approximately 17,000 Afghans who worked besides American have applied for resettlement in the United States, some applicants were devasted, frustrated, and even emotionally broken when decisions on their visas took more time to get processed.

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