The Special Immigrant Visa programs for translators from Afghanistan and Iraq are under scrutiny.
Although these programs are rarely mentioned in the media, the would-be beneficiaries played a crucial role in helping the United States in the war against terrorism.
The programs suffer from bureacratic inefficiencies. The average processing time is over three years.
As interpreters and their families wait for their visas, they live under fear fear and danger.
Considered traitors by many of their fellow countrymen, they face retaliation by the Taliban, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other militia groups.
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