8 Feb, 2017
Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) [February 8, 2017]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Bruno, Andorra
"The SIV [special immigrant vias] programs, in their current forms, are the product of a series of legislative provisions enacted since 2006. These provisions make certain Iraqis and Afghans who have worked as translators or interpreters, or who were employed by, or on behalf of, the U.S. government in Iraq or Afghanistan, eligible for special immigrant visas (SIVs). Special immigrants comprise a category of permanent employment-based admissions under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Upon admission to the United States, special immigrant visa holders become LPRs [lawful permanent residents]. (The SIV programs are separate from the U.S. refugee admissions program.)"
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  • Author
    Bruno, Andorra
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Insight, IN10649
  • Date
    8 Feb, 2017
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Federation of American Scientists: www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    Borders and immigration/Immigration
    Politics and government
    Politics and government/International relations
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)

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