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US lawmakers aim to extend Afghan interpreter visa program


A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow more time for the thousands of Afghans who worked for the American military and government as interpreters and in other high-risk jobs to immigrate to the United States.

The move by members of the Senate and the House of Representatives is intended to speed access to the country for people who worked for the US military since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, some of whom now face death threats for that work.