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U.S. Congress Backs More Visas For Afghans Who Worked With Troops

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August 01, 2014 AT 2:02 PM
Senate passed legislation on Friday authorizing 1,000 more visas for Afghan civilians who worked with American troops and diplomats - often risking their lives - sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. The bill, passed unanimously, expands the 2009 Special Immigrant Visa program to 4,000 from 3,000 visas.