Our Afghan allies need your help.
Since 2002, the U.S. Government has employed Afghan allies to serve alongside U.S. troops, diplomats, and other government employees as translators, interpreters, cultural advisors, or support staff.
Because of their work with U.S. troops, they and their families have been targets of anti-American violence.
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created to provide a path to safety for Afghans who have worked with the U.S. government and who, because of that affiliation, suffer direct threats to their safety. It represents a promise that we made to our wartime allies. Following through on that promise is vital to maintaining support of the Afghan people and completing our mission there.
Now is the time to publicly express support for this program.
Congress must take action on this spending bill before Dec. 21.
Contact your Senators and Representatives today and urge them to work with their appropriations colleagues to allocate a minimum of 4,000 additional Afghan SIVs in the FY19 spending bill.
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