Special Immigrant Visa Holders Coming in by the Thousands from Afghanistan, but Iraqi Flow has Slowed

In my previous post we learned that an Iraqi refugee (from a Special Immigrant Visa holder family) has been arrested in New Hampshire for the murder of a man who was once his neighbor.

(Local news reports say that the alleged killer’s father was a driver for western and UN diplomats, so I am assuming they are an SIV family.)

The story reminded me that I wanted to fill you in about where we stand with admitting these ‘special refugees’ who supposedly once helped us in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Related posts lately include my number crunching for the regular refugee program and for the Unaccompanied alien children (teens!) program which can be found here and here.  

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Ticket to America for 56,000 Afghans (so far!)

 

The Special Immigrant Visa program is one more legal immigration program.

The number of SIVs from Iraq has dropped under the Trump Administration, but Afghanistan is another story.

The numbers coming in are huge!

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