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Exemptions for eligible Afghans.

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USCIS Streamlines & Expands Afghan and Iraqi Visa Program

The Department of Homeland Security and Department of State took steps to ensure that vulnerable Afghans who have supported and worked with the U.S. in Afghanistan, and who have undergone screening and vetting, can qualify for protection and other immigration benefits. Three new exemptions have been created, which can be applied on a case-by-case basis, to ensure individuals who would otherwise be eligible for the benefit or protection they are seeking are not automatically denied. Individuals would only be if they have undergone rigorous screening and vetting, and are individually determined to not pose a risk to national security or public safety.

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DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits

Today, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State took steps to ensure that vulnerable Afghans who have supported and worked with the United States in Afghanistan, and who have undergone rigorous screening and vetting, can qualify for protection and other immigration benefits in the United States.