Ensuring Safety to Our Afghan Allies

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As American troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, the thousands of Afghan interpreters who put their lives on the line for the U.S. are at serious risk of being targeted by the Taliban. 

Over 18,000 Afghan families are currently waiting for their Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to be processed so that they may secure refuge in the U.S. However, there is currently a three-year wait-time for processing SIVs, and in the meantime, these families remain in mortal danger. 

SOAA founder, Daniel Elkins spoke to Newsy on why it is crucial to “come through on our side of the bargain” and ensure safety to our Afghan allies. 

Watch the full report here.