WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Afghans who have been related to the US will likely be given the chance to resettle as refugees below Precedence Two in the USA, the State Division introduced on Monday.

The State Division mentioned it is going to increase eligibility of refugee admissions past the Particular Immigrant Visa and arrange a “Precedence Two” refugee programme for Afghans who have been affiliated with the US.

Precedence Two is similar degree given to persecuted minorities from numerous nations.

The choice is available in mild of the growing Taliban violence because the US withdraws its troops from Afghanistan, particularly these that could be in danger due to their US affiliation.

“This designation expands the chance to completely resettle in the USA to 1000’s of Afghans and their rapid members of the family who could also be in danger on account of their US affiliation,” the State Division mentioned.

Below the Precedence Two refugee programme, Afghans who’ve labored with US media or non-governmental organisations will likely be given the chance to resettle.

The refugee programme can even cater to Afghans who’ve labored on initiatives backed by US funding.

The State Division additional said that they may enable Afghans who’ve served as interpreters or have held assist roles to US-led coalition forces.

President Joe Biden introduced the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by 11th September 2021.

With the Taliban happening the offence, the Biden authorities acknowledged the fears for the soundness of the Afghan authorities. It, nonetheless, did insist that the US has executed all it may throughout the nation to eradicate Al-Qaeda liable for September 11, 2001 assaults. 

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