Senate Panel Grants More Visas for Afghans Who Supported US

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    I don't think that even The Donald could complain about letting these Muslims into the US. They put their lives on the line to serve with us and I think we owe it to them to have a chance at freedom they won't have in their homeland.

    The Afghan civilians worked for the coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction laborers. But the militants considered them traitors. The top American commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. John Nicholson, urged Congress to extend the special immigrant visa program so they and their families could escape what he called "grave consequences."

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    That make sense, allow unknowns from the enemy side to infiltrate our military and sabatog our operations, then release them among American civilians and government buildings with access.
     
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    Did you read the OP at all?
     
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    This should have been done long ago.
     
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    Of course it makes sense.

    Yet to many- they are just "Muslims"

    There are people in Iraq who are in the same situation and should be given the same kind of opportunities to escape.
     
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    Where the hell do you come up with "unknowns?" These are men who stood by the side of NATO forces in a war zone putting their lives and the lives of their families in jeopardy.

    Leaving them to stay in Afghanistan is a certain death warrant - just like the hundreds we've screwed in Iraq.
     
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    Clearly not.
     
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    Afghans Account for Nearly Half of Foreign Troops Who Go AWOL in US...
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    Afghans Account for Nearly Half of Foreign Troops Who Go AWOL in US
    20 Oct 2017 | Nearly half of the foreign troops training in the U.S. who go AWOL are from Afghanistan.
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    IG: 13 Afghan Military Trainees Have Disappeared Inside the U.S.
    October 20, 2017 | Thirteen Afghans who came to the United States for military training between 2005 and 2017 went AWOL here and have not been accounted for, according to an inspector general's report.
     
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    The visas referred to were for Afghans who acted as interpreters and others in direct support of American forces.
     

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