(AmericanProsperity.com) – The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing cases to rise yet again and the US-Mexico border continues to bubble over with migrants attempting to make a home here. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has figured out how to add even more people to the mix. Secretary of State Antony Blinken just announced that Afghans who were previously not eligible to resettle in the US can now apply to be refugees here as the Taliban continues to threaten their homes.
On Monday, August 2, the State Department announced that Afghan nationals and their families who worked with the US government over the past two decades, but did not qualify for a special immigrant visa (VISA), may now qualify as a Priority 2 (P-2) designation as part of the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
Secretary Blinken shared the news on Twitter:
I’m proud today to announce a new Priority 2 designation granting U.S. Refugee Admissions Program access for these Afghan nationals and their eligible family members.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) August 2, 2021
As the Taliban moves to take territory back from the Kabul government after the withdrawal of US troops this month, many Afghans are facing retaliation for their work with US forces. Included are those who were drivers, interpreters, security guards, and clerks, but did not qualify for SIVs due to the length of time they were employed or their job title.
While the desire to assist these people is understandable, many Americans can’t help but wonder how bringing thousands of additional people to our nation while we face crises of our own is a good idea. Perhaps President Joe Biden should focus more on our domestic issues before attempting to fix those abroad.
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