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Biden Administration easing certain terrorism-related exemptions for afghan evacuation The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that people who work with or on behalf of the US government may qualify for immigration benefits.

“These actions will also ensure that individuals living under Taliban rule, such as former civil servants who are required to pay service fees to the Taliban, such as passing through a checkpoint or obtaining a passport, and who are Those fought against are not in error restricted because of the overly broad applications of terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG) in our immigration law,” the department said in a statement.

Immigration advocates and lawyers are urging the Biden administration to consider the circumstances for Afghans who have helped the US and are seeking humanitarian relief since the Taliban takeover. Afghanistan,

DHS said exemptions would be on a case-by-case basis after screening and screening. Previous administrations have also applied this authorization, including for applicants associated with Lebanese forces or Kateb militias during the Lebanese civil war in 2019.

“Doctors, teachers, engineers and other Afghans, including those who bravely and loyally supported US forces on the ground in Afghanistan at great risk to their own safety, humanitarian security and others because of their unavoidable proximity to war.” Immigration benefits should not be denied their work as civil servants,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyercas said in a statement.

more than 79,000 Afghans The US is admitted through Operation Alliance Welcome, an effort launched by the Biden administration during the evacuation of Afghanistan.