Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize 2,500 Additional Visas for Afghan Interpreters The SIV program allows Afghans, including interpreters, who supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their service, to apply for refuge in the United States.
in the region and upholds our promises to these brave men and women.”
“Many brave Afghans have risked their lives in order to support American troops and their efforts to defeat terrorists,” said Senator Tillis. “In return, America has a moral obligation to provide these Afghans with safety from the Taliban who seek to harm them and their families for assisting America’s mission in Afghanistan. Falling short of this obligation would signal to the world that America is willing to turn its back on friends who stood with our nation, a grave mistake we cannot afford to make. I’m proud to join Senators McCain, Shaheen, and Reed in this bipartisan effort.”