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SIVs still being wrongfully denied SSI benefits

An issue we first reported on in 2011 continues — SIV immigrants improperly denied social security benefits. An Iraqi SIV visa (Special Immigrant Visa) holder in California named Danial who arrived in June 2012 contacted us to report that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied him SSI (Supplemental Security Income benefits). 282 more words

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Time running out for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Applications

December 31, 2014 is the deadline for Afghan SIVs (Special Immigrant Visas). That date is also the deadline by which the visa may be issued according to current law. 342 more words

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5,700 Afghans have applied for U.S. visas under Afghan Allies Protection Act, just 32 have been approved

Just under 5,700 Afghans who have applied for U.S. visas under the Afghan Allies Protection Act are waiting in indefinite limbo. Only 32 have been approved since 2009. 328 more words

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Our bloated security bureaucracy – do overlapping layers, redundancies prevent us from helping our friends around the world?

Is the reason that we’re not meeting our moral obligation to resettle Iraqis who risked their lives to help us that our security bureaucracy has so many overlapping layers and redundancies that it’s almost impossible to navigate the system? 454 more words

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Stoppage In Security Clearances For Iraqi Refugees & SIVs Caused By New Homeland Security Software

It turns out that the year-long near stoppage in security clearances for Special Immigrant Visa applicants  (now beginning to wane) and Iraqi refugees was due in part to a software snafu at the US Department of Homeland Security. 260 more words

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Special Immigrant Visa Stoppage Beginning To End

The near stoppage in the federal government’s issuing of Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqis last year seems to finally be ending. At least 715 special immigrant visas have been issued since October, which is more than all the SIVs issued in the last fiscal year. 317 more words

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Senior administration officials say no airlift to Guam being considered for our Iraqi friends

A columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Senior Obama administration officials have told her that no airlift to Guam being considered for our Iraqi friends waiting on US special immigrant visas. 495 more words

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