The Washington Post does a piece on the efforts by some American Vets and Afghan’s to raise support from Republicans to vote for The Afghan Adjustment Act which would secure almost 73,000 Afghan’s staying in America after President Biden droipped and ran from the American support and presence in Afghanistan…
Will the America lawmakers make good on promises?
Will they at least do something to mitigate Biden’s sloppy action….
The Afghan Adjustment Act would eliminate the looming possibility of deportation or joblessness for the nearly 73,000 evacuees who entered the United States under “humanitarian parole,” a two-year refuge that expires in 2023. The legislation would offer them the opportunity to receive green cards after undergoing additional vetting and broaden the government’s options for extricating hundreds of thousands of others who were left behind. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the bill along with five co-sponsors: Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
But some of the same Republican lawmakers who once championedAmerica’s responsibility to its allies have begun to question whether those guided onto U.S. evacuation flights last year had sufficiently demonstrated their allegiance. Others have come to view the idea of citizenship for thousands of Afghans as part of a larger liberal immigration agenda that they oppose. Republicans in recent daysstripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill to extend a special visa program for Afghan allies.
Advocates want the “Triple A,” as they call it, included in a massive, full-year funding package that Congress was expected to vote on this month. That is its best shot, they say, before Republicans take over the House majority and bring fresh uncertainty to its prospects there, although there is no guarantee Congress will pass such an omnibus bill in time either.
Zeller and his traveling companions took their message across 25 states this fall, driving 7,600 miles in five weeks with the hope that, if they could rally the support of local veterans groups and other constituents, senators still uncommitted might also embrace their sense of urgency. A Washington Post reporter rode along through Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
Their journey was fueled by notions of military honor, loyalty and obligation. Out on the road, though, they found no guarantees that such convictions still resonate in a postwar America. Often, they encountered — both from the public and lawmakers’ staff — an uncomfortable reality in which the moral code that united so many amid the withdrawal had given way to an indifference toward those at risk of abandonment all over again….
image…Safi Rauf, right, gives an interview to CBS Colorado at a park outside Denver. The group sought out local news channels along their road trip route because they believed senators might be especially receptive to local news reports from their home states. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
Democratic Socialist Dave says
A moral scandal.
And not even wise: who will help American forces in the next Iraq or Afghanistan if they suspect that the GI’s will eventually evacuate without them, to leave them to the tender mercies of those they had been fighting together?
Why put ur life on the line?
What does and American President’s word mean a year or years later?