We’ve been calling for swift action in bringing to safety those that risked their lives protecting our Troops. We have praised the Biden Administration for the actions it has already taken to improve the Special Immigration Visas program (SIV). However, with the imminent withdrawal of American troops by September 11, 2021 it is urgently important that the Department of State take immediate action to increase in speed and scope the relocation of SIV qualified people and their families. When U.S. Forces are no longer present the protection they offer to those that have helped us will also be gone placing these brave men and women in mortal danger.
Secretary Blinken, please lead your Department in bold and decisive action to keep the promises America made to those that helped us. Not protecting those that risked their lives for us would not only dishonor their sacrifices but also who we are as a nation.