U.S. details plans to evacuate some Afghan translators who worked with American troops - News Summed Up

U.S. details plans to evacuate some Afghan translators who worked with American troops


After criticism for slow action, the Biden administration is detailing plans to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked as translators for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan. The interpreters, whose lives are jeopardized by a swift Taliban advance following the American military withdrawal, will be transported to the U.S. or other countries. A second group of 4,000 who worked as translators, plus an unrevealed number of their relatives, will be transported to a third country, probably Qatar, to await their processing. AdvertisementAlthough the administration is now making more of an effort to expedite the special visas, the process is still torturous. said in a telephone news conference to advocate for additional visas for Afghans.


Source: Los Angeles Times July 22, 2021 00:06 UTC



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