A bill has been introduced in both houses of the US Congress that aims to give thousands of Afghans a transitional pathway to US citizenship. For those fleeing from Afghanistan after the Taliban took over Kabul on August 2021 and arriving in the United States or supporters of the United States applying for U.S. citizenship, approximately After completing one year, a big step is being taken.
This draft law will also expand the scope of eligibility regarding special immigration visas. This facility is available to Afghans who fully supported the US during the US-Afghan war and besides being with the American commandos in their operations, they also played a role in the most important operations of the US Air Force.
It has been stated that the Afghan women who supported the US forces in counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan will also benefit from this transitional facility. This bill has been introduced as it has been one year since the last US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Earl Blumner said in a statement, ‘We must fulfill our promises. This requires that Afghans who assist US forces be given safe and legal asylum. In addition to them, three Republican members, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, three Democratic Centers have also presented this draft together. The bill is called the ‘Afghanistan Adjustment Act.’ It could be difficult to get approved. A senior congressional source said the bill could face resistance from anti-immigration Republicans.
It should be noted that 76000 Afghan citizens took refuge in the United States last year after the Taliban took over Afghanistan and they managed to reach the United States with great difficulty. They were granted temporary immigration for two years. Now, as a result of the approval of this law, those Afghans who wish will be able to apply for permanent US citizenship.
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