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Afghans Who Aided U.S. War Effort Face Danger As They Await Special Visas04:23Download

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An Afghan interpreter (right) helps a U.S. soldier gather information from a local resident in this 2010 photo. (Corey Idleburg/U.S. Army)MoreCloseclosemore
An Afghan interpreter (right) helps a U.S. soldier gather information from a local resident in this 2010 photo. (Corey Idleburg/U.S. Army)

About 13,000 Afghans who helped American troops in Afghanistan are waiting for visas to come to the United States. Their lives could be in danger as they wait. A bill in the U.S. Senate would allow for 4,000 visas, but as Dorian Merina (@dorianmerina) reports for the American Homefront Project, critics say that’s not nearly enough.

This story was produced by the American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

This segment aired on July 14, 2017.

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