Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Government, Too, Has Duties

The Washington Post via Immigration Prof tells us that the State Department has been refusing visa requests from most of the Afghani interpreters who have been risking their lives to support our troops, although the interpreters were promised safe conduct to the United States. The interpreters say convincingly that their lives and the lives of their families are increasingly in danger as US troops withdraw, but their requests for visas have been turned down supposedly because they do not have a reasonable fear of retaliation. The true reason seems to be that the interpreters are still needed, and are being forced to serve another hitch of unknown length, until they are no longer wanted. Words fail me.