Saturday, December 19, 2015

Afghans who helped U.S. forces are struggling to get visas to escape Taliban revenge killings

In Afghanistan, the lives of thousands translators, Interpreters, construction workers and others who worked for the American forces since 2001 are in danger of revenge killings by the Taliban. In 2008, Congress established a special visa program for threatened workers to come to the U.S. But the number of visas covers only a small fraction of those in danger, and the visa application process is long and cumbersome. In Sacramento, Tom Herriman talked to one Afghan family that made it safely to the U.S.