Rep. Moulton On Capitol Hill: On Afghan Allies And Veterans

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Biden administration is working to assemble a plan to relocate Afghan interpreters who have helped U.S. forces during the long war.

The effort is intended to take Afghan interpreters, and other workers such as drivers, working for the U.S. military to a safe U.S. territory where they can wait to get a visa processed.

“We’ve already begun the process,” President Biden said when asked about the plan at a White House appearance Thursday. “Those who helped us are not going to be left behind.”

There are over 17,000 of those workers that will become possible targets for the Taliban.

"If we fail these Afghans today, the ability of American troops to do this in the future— defined allies for us—will be forever hindered," Moulton told WBZ NewsRadio. "Because they will look at Afghanistan and they'll say 'you turned your back on those guys, why would I work with America?'"

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