Special Immigrant Visa: Two-Page Brief

Special Immigrant Visa: Two-Page Brief

The Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created in 2006 to make certain that Iraqis and Afghans who worked as translators or interpreters, or who were employed by, or on behalf of, the U.S. government in Iraq or Afghanistan are offered protection and put on a path to lawful permanent residency and, if they choose, U.S. Citizenship. This program has been a critical tool to ensure the safety and protection of individuals who put their own lives at risk to help the United States in those two conflicts.

Read the two-page brief