House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US

The House approved a bill Thursday aimed at expediting visas for Afghans who helped the U.S. military and are facing threats to their lives as the Pentagon nears the end of its withdrawal from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.

The bill passed 407-16, with the “no” votes coming entirely from Republicans.

The bill, dubbed the Allies Act, would add another 8,000 visas to the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghans who helped the United States and remove several hurdles to obtaining the visas.

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