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Afghanistan/USA – The Case for Expediting Special Immigrant Visas amid a Transition of Power in Afghanistan (CSIS)

Daniel F. Runde, Elena Mendez Leal

Following nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan with a cost of more than $2 trillion and 241,000 lives lost, the United States fully committed to a military withdrawal. As a result, the ground situation in Afghanistan has become increasingly uncertain and unstable with significant damage to critical infrastructure (e.g., power grids) and heavy civilian casualties.

The Case for Expediting Special Immigrant Visas amid a Transition of Power in Afghanistan | Center for Strategic and International Studies (csis.org)