Lawmakers Urge Evacuation of Afghan Allies

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Lawmakers Urge Evacuation of Afghan Allies

Members of Congress are increasingly calling for the Biden administration to evacuate thousands of Afghan allies who helped the United States and coalition forces during the war in Afghanistan, as well as their family members.

A bipartisan group of 21 lawmakers warned in a letter on Friday that the current process for approving special visas for Afghan allies is too slow—and the U.S. government will not be able to guarantee the safety of those who helped the war effort once American troops have fully withdrawn from the country.

“Our Afghan friends and allies are at greater risk than ever before,” the members of Congress wrote. 

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