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