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2:56 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Still Hope For Visas

Originally published on Mon May 28, 2012 8:01 pm

Afghans hired to help U.S. forces in Afghanistan say Congress should keep its promise to grant them visas to America. Despite death threats from the Taliban, thousands of Afghans have worked with Americans since the war in Afghanistan began. Most say they wanted to serve their country, but they also hoped to win visas to America. But since 2009, the number of U.S. visas awarded has slowed to a trickle.