Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gave alarming figures about the 60,000 Afghan evacuees who are already in the United States.
Appearing to confirm previous reporting that a “ majority ” of Special Immigrant Visa holders were left behind in Afghanistan—Mayorkas said only about 3 percent, or roughly 1,800, of those who have come so far are SIVs. Furthermore, 7 percent are U.S. citizens while 6 percent are lawful permanent residents.“The balance of that population are individuals whose applications have not yet been processed for approval who […]
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