Afghan Allies To The U.S. Risk Their Lives, But Wait Years For A Visa

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Afghan Allies To The U.S. Risk Their Lives, But Wait Years For A Visa
One translator worked for the U.S. for nine years. The Taliban threatened to kill him for it. But it still took him three years to get a U.S. visa.
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Mansoor Ahmad Mansoor is from a small city in Afghanistan called Jalalabad. He says he believed in democracy and was happy to start working for the U.S. military as a translator in 2005, then USAID a few years later. 

But because of his daily commute to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the Taliban noticed him. They threatened to kill him for working with the U.S., calling him an "American spy." 

But when he finally decided to apply for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) to seek protection in the U.S., it took him three years to get approved. He says every day he left the house felt like it could be the last day of his life.