This is horrible. President Obama is constantly talking about immigration reform and giving amnesty to millions of immigrants who are here illegally, but the administration refuses to grant visas to Afghan interpreters who put their lives in danger to help our troops.
A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked alongside American troops are being denied U.S. visas allotted by Congress because the State Department says there is no serious threat against their lives.
But the interpreters, many of whom served in Taliban havens for years, say U.S. officials are drastically underestimating the danger they face. Immigration attorneys and Afghan interpreters say the denials are occurring just as concerns about Taliban retribution are mounting due to the withdrawal of U.S. forces.
Smitty is right, this is despicable.