During a recent White House briefing on the withdrawal of the United States military from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden told reporters that current immigration law does not allow Afghan civilian translators who aided the U.S. Forces to await their special immigrant visas (SIV) stateside.
As the interpreters risk death at the hands of the Taliban, Biden is facilitating the entry of thousands of economic migrants by immediately canceling the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) also known as “Remain in Mexico” program.
After being asked a question during the briefing regarding why the Afghan translators and civilian allies could not be brought to the states in the interim, Biden’s response was firm: “the law doesn’t allow that to happen, and that’s why we are asking the Congress to consider changing the law.”
He added, “but in the meantime, we can guarantee their safety, if they wish to leave, by