Advocacy

General Petraeus and NOLB

We have an obligation to look after those who have served us and served our mission and served their own country so very faithfully and often involving a great deal of sacrifice.  They put their lives on the line.
                                  – General David Petraeus

Advocacy

We have helped pass 7 National Defense and Appropriations bills and supported 1 White House Executive Order that have resulted in over 20,000 visas for our Afghan and Iraqi allies.

2020

We Will Not Leave You Behind

$131M Increase in Afghan SIV Program in President’s FY21 Budget

2019

National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2020

Amb. Crocker Describes How the Kidnapping and Murder of 2 Embassy Employees Resolved Him to Stand Up the Iraqi SIV Program in 2007

Gen. Petraeus Explains Why He Supports SIVs and NOLB #NOLBMoralObligation

40 Members Sign Letter Supporting SIVs in FY20 Appropriations

President Trump Applauds Two Afghan SIVs at 2nd Medal of Honor Ceremony (min 12:40)

Presidential Proclamation Exempting SIVs from New Immigration Requirements

White House Letter to the Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Decision on Afghan and Iraqi Allies

General and Flag Officers of the U.S. Military to President Trump

General Austin S. Miller to Senator Jeanne Shaheen

$52M Increase in Afghan SIV Program in President’s FY20 Budget

General Petraeus Fox News

Moral Obligation

General Petraeus Fox News

Sen. Shaheen
Sen. Wicker
Sen. Kaine
Sen. Reed
Sen. Blumenthal
Sen. Gardner
General Miller

S.1474

White House Statement of Administrative Policy on FY20

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Legislation That Provides Additional Visas For Afghan Interpreters and Support Staff

Congressional Letter to State, DHS, DoD, and FBI

Congressional Research Service on Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Programs

H.R.2796 – Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019

Representative Blumenauer SIV Reporting Amendment in FY20 National Defense Authorization Act

FY20 National Defense Authorization Act

Lawmakers Hold Press Conference on Visas for Afghan Translators

Rep. Blumenauer Promises to Keep America’s Promise and Delivers

2018

President Trump Applauds Two Afghan SIVs at Medal of Honor Ceremony (min 13:30)

Vice President Pence

Vice President Pence on the United States and the people of Iraq

National Executive Committee of The American Legion
Indianapolis, Indiana

Secretary of Defense James Mattis letter on Iraqi SIVs

Senator Grassley and Senator Shaheen to members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Congressional Letter to DHS

Colorado Senate Bill Grants In State Tuition for SIVs

SIGAR More Information on Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Resettlement Outcomes Would be Beneficial

Representative Brad Wenstrup talks about the two Iraqi SIVs he served with

Senator Shaheen Floor Speech on Bipartisan Efforts to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Support Staff

Senator Shaheen Floor Speech on Bipartisan Efforts to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Support Staff

White House Statement on FY19 NDAA

GAO study on Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant (SIV) resettlement to the U.S.

General Nicholson to Senator John McCain

The Heritage Foundation
Scrutinize Special and Other Green Card Eligibility Categories as Part of the Effort to Modernize the U.S. Immigration System

Conference Report to Accompany FY19 NDAA

S. 3108 – Department of State, Foreign Operations

Recognizing Special Immigrant Visa Recipients as Heroes

2017

NOLB Advocacy

NOLB Advocacy

Statement Of Owen West Nominee To Be Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Special Operations / Low-Intensity Conflict Before The Senate Armed Services Committee

Governor Nikki Haley’s U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Confirmation Hearing (min 79:40)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee UN Ambassador Hearing Transcript

David Petraeus, Retired General of the U.S. Army to Senator John McCain

General Joseph L. Votel to Senator John McCain

California Assembly Bill Grants In State Tuition for SIVs

Senator Shaheen Discusses Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

Senator Shaheen Discusses Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

Pew Research:
Afghans who worked for U.S. gov’t make up growing share of special immigrant Visa recipients

Retired General David Petraeus on the role of Iraqi and Afghan translators in service to U.S. forces

American Enterprise Institute
Lost in Translation: The Unsung War Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan

Here’s How Holders of Special Immigrant Visas Contribute to U.S. National Security

Honorary Veteran graphic Fox and Friends

Veteran graphic Fox and Friends

2016

Senator Shaheen

Senator Shaheen Ending Afghan Visa Program “Would Be a Stain on Our National Honor”

Senator Shaheen Calls for Passage of Amendment to Extend Afghan SIV Program

Senator Shaheen Calls for Passage of Amendment to Extend Afghan SIV Program

Concerned Veterans to members of the Senate and Congress

Senator McCain Defends the Afghan SIV Program

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about fight to renew SIV program

Steve Sack Cartoon Afghan Translators

2015

Taliban Threat Letters (Translated & Original)

Open Letter to Pope Francis – Protecting Translators and Interpreters Worldwide

Campbell to McCain

General John F. Campbell to Senator John McCain

2014

John Oliver Reveals Donkeys Get In U.S. Before Translators

Janis Capitol Hill

John Kerry

Op-Ed: From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies

2013

Senators Shaheen and McCain meet with Afghan translator who served alongside U.S. troops

Rep. Blumenauer Welcomes SIV Hero to the US

Rep. Blumenauer Welcomes SIV Hero to the US in Remarks on the House Floor

Rep. Gabbard and Rep. Kinzinger join Rep. Blumenauer to Reform Special Immigrant Visa Program

Rep. Kinzinger

Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) shows support for Iraqi Visa Program

2009 & Older

Secretary of State Press Release – Additional Visas Authorized for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009

Special Immigrant Status for Certain Iraqis

Senator Kennedy Statement on Iraqi SIVs

House Committee on Foreign Affairs: What is America’s Obligation?

A Second Chance – Operation Pacific Haven

Evacuation and Temporary Care Afforded Indochinese Refugees – Operation New Life