Senator John Cornyn of Texas paid a visit to Afghan immigrants and groups that assist Afghan evacuees observing how the resettlement process is going in Texas after the US military left Afghanistan in August. It's still unclear how many people in Afghanistan have special immigrant visas.
The State Department is still negotiating for their safe evacuation, according to Senator Cornyn. "It was a jumble. There wasn't a single day that went by without a suicide bomber, an ambush, or a kidnapping, "Najeeb Aminyar, an Afghan immigrant, stated. Since 2010, when he was 20 years old, Aminyar has worked as an interpreter and translator for US armed troops in his native Afghanistan.
Many translators, he added, faced torture and death threats from the Taliban to collaborate with the US in the hope of a better future.
"It was an opportunity to aid in the organization, stability, and development of my country. I joined because I believed in the United States' mission in Afghanistan, "Aminyar expressed his thoughts on the subject.
Fazel Bahadri has also served as an interpreter for the United States military since he was 16, beginning in 2001, immediately after 9/11, only to witness the cause to which he contributed disintegrate in a matter of weeks.
"You try to build a house for 20 years and put everything you have into it, but it collapses in 45 days. I was in a bad mood. I was concerned for the folks, "Bahadri explained.