WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has approved millions of dollars in emergency funding for the relocation and resettlement of Afghan civilians who helped the US military during the war.
According to the International News Agency, US President Joe Biden has ordered the immediate allocation of 10 100 million to address the unforeseen situation of resettlement of Afghan refugees.
The White House said in a statement that the funds would be used to provide special immigration visas and residency in the United States for Afghan citizens who have helped the US forces in the 14-year war.
The statement added that President Joe Biden had previously approved the release of an additional 20 million in inventory services for US government agencies to meet these needs.
The White House is working hard on applications for the repatriation of 18,000 Afghans who helped US forces during the war and are now at risk from the Taliban.
The first batch of 2,500 Afghan nationals and their families are expected to be stationed at the US military base in Fort Lee, Virginia, by the end of this month, awaiting final processing of their visa applications.
US law allows immigrants to reside in the United States who have assisted the United States, but the number of such special visas was very low. Approved to extend to.
On the other hand, according to the American broadcaster “CNN”, Sohail Pardes, who was serving as a translator for the US military, was abducted and beheaded by the Taliban in Kabul when he went to the village to pick up his sister before Eid. had been.
It should be noted that since the announcement of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, Afghan citizens who have been supporting US forces had staged demonstrations in Kabul in which they expressed fear for the lives of the Taliban and demanded their transfer to the United States.