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The United States Government Apparatus is behaving like a bunch of infants with obstructed bowels, wearing nappys requiring changing and overfull, plus not being equipped with pacifiers. I seriously doubt the government ops will improve any time soon. Meantime the chance of importing opponents to American ways is severely high. I seriously hope that candidates for travel to here completely fit the bill.

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The 125,000 Afghans that came already are very few SIV-- people who worked for US military and government. It's still not know how those people were chosen and why the people who are in real danger were not given an escape.

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Thank you dear, you maight seen the tortured of afghan security forces from taliban side in social media but the number of tortured, targeted killing and enforced disapearance afghan national security forces and as well those who coordinate, work with american and coalition forces is very high that we see in news and social media.

we have only one hope and that is you american kindly people to save our lives from the current risky and dangrious situation and i have been worked with american forces as transulator based aryana hotel kabul for 6 years.

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100% Right

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Hence my reservation and apprehension. With all of these people coming in the United States, I strangely perceive a constant bulls eye on me

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Thank you dear, you maight seen the tortured of afghan security forces from taliban side in social media but the number of tortured, targeted killing and enforced disapearance afghan national security forces and as well those who coordinate, work with american and coalition forces is very high that we see in news and social media.

we have only one hope and that is you american kindly people to save our lives from the current risky and dangrious situation and i have been worked with american forces as transulator based aryana hotel kabul for 6 years.

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I am SIV applicant

I have worked, helped

Completed all the eligible requirements

SIV is a especial one that has been created for our kind of people

So why are not we getting any proper help for the evacuation

I have nothing here, no job , no comfort, no opportunities, no relief, no income

Please, need help

Atleast take me out of here

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Oct 13, 2021Liked by Emily Miller

Haroon, Americans hear you. We try to make our Government hear you as well. We have not forgotten you. There are efforts from citizens here in the US and other places that are trying to reach people and bring them to safety. Until that happens, keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Take no risks.

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Dear Mr Sudama

Thank you so much for your sympathy and nice words, I appreciate it alot

Noting we can do without being hopeful at the edges of our rooms

The things we could do was our service and assistance to the Americans, that I have done it nicely

Now things have been changed as an unexpected situation

I am sad actually for this that the university students, athletes, from the medias, even facebookers and Instagramer have been evacuated, but those who stood along Americans are abandoned, this is sad

Lots to say more

I appreciate your words

Regards

Haroon.s

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I am sad, disappointed and ashamed of our government. I believe millions of Americans feel as I do. We want to see you able to live safely and peaceful as you deserve to. Continue to avoid any activities that will draw attention to you or your family.

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Dear Sir Sudama

I appreciate you nice words

I believe that all those Americans that know we have stayed and worked along by them, they will stand by us too now on this situation, but the government

We are sad for the government's decision in part of us

But still hopeful that there are Americans who are trying to do assistance

It's getting even harder day by day, concealing ourselves in the edges of the rooms with 0% income, money issues too

Even harder

Hardly need assistance

I appreciate your sympathetic words

Regards

Haroon.s

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We have hundreds of people under threat on our list. We have not heard from anyone from Afghan Evac. These guys are running out of time!! Not only are they actively being hunted, but their resources and morale are both failing as well. They cannot wait for paperwork. This is an absolute emergency. We talk live everyday. The concerns are real. How can we come join the efforts on the ground? My veteran husband has spent many years there. He speaks the language. We are desperate to take action. Emily, can you connect us with a source to make this happen?

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Marie, No American veteran is going into Afghanistan because it's too dangerous. (If there is an exception to this, I don't know about it.) I know some have gone to neighboring countries but then they have to just advise people on how to get overland. I talk to a lot of vets from the war there and they are all trying to manage how to respond to the daily texts of desperation and fear. I'm happy to connect you with some of the guys I know, but none of them are overseas. I am extremely frustrated and angry that civilians can do so little for the massive crisis in AFG and the government continues to do NOTHING.

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Thank you for the reply, Emily. We want to do more. I feel helpless. Please do connect us with your other groups. We all need to collaborate. Greatly appreciated.

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I don't know why US governement not evacuate SIV applicants, but instead they evacuate all local people from Mazar e Sharif and Kabul Air ports.

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It's become such a complicated issue with the private rescue groups. On the one hand, it's a huge victory to get out each individual who needs rescued. On the other hand, the groups make their own decisions -- and often pick people who their donors say to rescue. So this creates panic and desperation for those who cannot get out. There are so many thousands and thousands of people left behind that the only way to get them all out will be US government because these groups cant get everyone out on these individual charter flights. And of course the private groups need the State Dept's help to get out people (clear the manifest in particular), so they can't say anything publicly or risk losing the help they really need. I go around and around in my head for a solution to all this but as long as the Biden admin refuses to do its job, it's just a waking nightmare.

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Oct 10, 2021Liked by Emily Miller

Correct! the only way to help people who need to be rescued is the US government. Or at least DoS should provide the list to the rescue groups. They have all SIV holders data.

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You are right this the way that really work.

I don't know why US governement not evacuate SIV applicants' but instead they evacuate all local people from Mazar e Sharif Air port.

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Yes this is absolutely right point dear Marie , they should hear our voice we need emergency actions there is no more hope in Afghanistan everything is finished here. We Stand For HELP HELP...

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The entire ANA, GSK, Special Forces Commandos, Police, & actual Journalists who cooperated with the US…. All are being actively searched for!!! The US needs to move the Afghan Army to another country to continue its training. They will need this trained military force in the future! Many ANA soldiers & commandos have already been captured, illegally condemned guilty of working with the Americans and sentenced to death for their “crimes”. The situation is dire. I get pictures of victims every day. They cannot wait on the USG to sort out or reorganize their processes. If they cannot do this, we need to be there doing this. SIV, P1, P2, and Humanitarian Parole applicants should ALL be eligible for travel to Qatar to obtain passports (if needed) and complete their visas. I am doing work for our guys from Pennsylvania, but I can go to DC or Qatar. My Veteran is willing to go into Afghanistan. How can we join with others doing what we are doing? Thank you for this informative forum. Let’s rally and save our allies. God help them all. They are waiting in hiding.

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Pres. Biden has not said one word about Afghanistan in weeks. Sec. Blinken testified that State would start processing the visas, but I don't personally know anyone who has received notice. I have written this over and over but the way I see it, the ways out of this crisis have to be the government because the civilians don't have the assets -- we can't make visas, we can't force the Taliban to open the airports to commercial flights, we can't make the Taliban shut down the check points so people can go overland to borders. I'm frustrated and angry EVERY SINGLE DAY for 51 days. We need to pressure the government more so send me any ideas !

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Oct 10, 2021Liked by Emily Miller

Early on you advised reaching out to Senators & Congresspersons…I have- Van Hollen, Cardin & Sarbanes. None has ever responded. What do you do when your Government does not listen? I live in a state that supports our national shame.

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I don't know either. I've never seen anything like this silence from the Hill.They don't have control over diplomacy but they have oversight to say if the State Department /administration is following the laws. And they help constituents all the time with visa issues. They seem as stuck and incompetent as the executive branch.

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Or complicit?

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I have contacted the Afghan Embassy in the US by phone and email without success. We need some way to reach government. I’m frustrated along with you…….. It seems to me the only ones doing anything are the civilians and veterans. But we are mostly doing it alone in small groups. We need to work together! The worst part, is having no answers to give our friends for anything. Heartbroken.

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You're right that it's all piece meal and everyone's separate. The Afghan Evac-- Human Rights First coalition took everyone's lists to check for overlap and securely give over to the government. But that isn't changing the situation for rescues. The one thing every groups asks for now is donations to get planes. I don't know anyone who needs actual help because the experts in NGO rescues and special forces retired are talking to their "lists" of people on how to stay safe from TB until they can figure out an exit plan.

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Yes, this is exactly what we are trying to do for our massive list of guys. Morale is getting very poor. They need some positive news. We need clear answers on the passport situation. If passports are needed to get to Qatar or if not. If we can go on their behalf to the Embassy to obtain passports for them. Many have passports and many do not. But even those who do, cannot use them due to biometrics! They will be arrested for their "crimes" of working with the US. Such a nightmare.

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Dear Marie ,thanks for Understding Afghhans at Rist ,the situation is getting worse day by day.

My father was ANA memebr and coordinate US government forces and he is in death threats and can't go out of home due to the security alerts from Terrorists.

I worked as Human Rights Defender and international Youth ambassador in Youth Parliament. Taliban are strongly disagree with my advocacy and threatend my life .

If u can help in this dire situation it will be your kindness.

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Thank you dear, you maight seen the tortured of afghan security forces from taliban side in social media but the number of tortured, targeted killing and enforced disapearance afghan national security forces and as well those who coordinate, work with american and coalition forces is very high that we see in news and social media.

we have only one hope and that is you american kindly people to save our lives from the current risky and dangrious situation and i have been worked with american forces as transulator based aryana hotel kabul for 6 years.

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How can they expect the Taliban to cooperate and let people leave? The Taliban lies. They post their crimes on Facebook and call it an ISIS family they killed trying to make it look “okay” somehow that they murdered innocent people. These Afghan Allies cannot get documents. They are also running out of money since the businesses have been closed. So much about this news show the USG’s lack of understanding about the real humanitarian crisis & their unwillingness to take swift action.

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Of course the TB lies but they are the government and the leverage that the USG has is that TB wants to be recognized by US. So State should say, we want these XYZ for possible recognition and those include commercial flights, DO NOT TOUCH ONE AMERICAN OR ONE PERSON WHO WORKED FOR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, allow overland travel to neighboring countries. IF the State Dept is doing that behind the scenes, then I dont know about it.

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Thank you dear, you maight seen the tortured of afghan security forces from taliban side in social media but the number of tortured, targeted killing and enforced disapearance afghan national security forces and as well those who coordinate, work with american and coalition forces is very high that we see in news and social media.

we have only one hope and that is you american kindly people to save our lives from the current risky and dangrious situation and i have been worked with american forces as transulator based aryana hotel kabul for 6 years.

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I know about 10 families who are waiting for their flights. They have had zero affiliation with the US. Though they are rich. I am believing that, you will be evacuated only if you pay.

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You are right I don't know why US governement not evacuate SIV applicants' but instead they evacuate all local people from Mazar e Sharif Air port.

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Feb 9, 2022·edited Feb 9, 2022

We had apply for P2, But till now we have not received any mail from USRAP, Our life is in dangar , Is USA goverment had any plan for evacuation of afghan people who had P2 case. It has to be mention that directorate of passport is not issuing any passport rightnow that we shall shfit to third country , So kindly try that amercian government shaĺl hear our messages to process our cases from kabul. WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY

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I will ask the State Department what is the plan in the future for people who cant get passports anymore. There are many of you asking this question.

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Any update PLZ, We have not received any Mail , for USRAP regaeding our P2 cases.

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As I wrote last month, the State Department is processing as it can.

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Hello ladies I am very sorry I'm really having problems I have helped the American forces I have All the documents I have worked for more than two years I submitted all documents to SIV but I still don't get that answer now I can't go out of the house we are locked up No one can hear me please

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The USG State Department is committing injustice with SIVs and facilitated safety to those who even don’t have single day work experience with USG. We don’t know how the America have become worlds super power country with such weak management. For God-Sake! Please! Do something fast and give us our promised right. It were the SiVs how were like road map for the USG in Afghanistan and face the real threat nowadays. I have COM approval from the NVC and my interview was cancelled due to the collapse of anyone can help me Please reach me with the following email;

<shinwari.qismat@gmail.com>

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Please find a way for evacuating p1 & p2! The extremistTaliban are not issuing passports for the public, and we can't travel to a third country for case processing.

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What about P-2 Cases , Have USA goverment had any plan for excavation plan from us. As per policy of P-2 we have to shfit to third country after receiving case number from USRAP, but in current satuation we can not move to third country , So it it request from USA government to process our P-2 Cases from kabul-Afghanistan

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We need asylum because we are in danger here, we are threatened by the Taliban, we face a strong threat from the Taliban, we are your allies, the Taliban call me an infidel spy, a Jew and a american spy, I have a son Who is Albino, the Taliban say where did you bring this foreign child, they say why this child has a face similar to foreigners, and they ordered their men to shoot us and he is looking for us, so please my life Save me and my family move out of Afghanistan.

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Oct 12, 2021Liked by Emily Miller

Mobin, Your plea is heard. American citizens hear you. We are pleading with our government to not abandon you. There are several groups who are trying desperately to help. I don’t know when or how, but help is trying to get people out. Please keep yourself, your friends and family safe. Don’t take any risks that exposes you. We hear you.

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I have been applied for p2 visa by my American supervisor about a month ago and yet I am waiting and no new email from government

However there are many flights every day that are evacuating certain people it's unfair that the people who worked who stood who helped American friends are left behind.

all the passport offices are closed the embassies are closed no one can get visa the borders are closed we are stuck here

I hope that the flights which are Arranged from Afghanistan also evacuate the p2 applicants because in this condition in Afghanistan there is no way to leave every where is closed and we feel in danger we can not hide anymore they are finding us

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Oct 12, 2021Liked by Emily Miller

Zulal, I am so sorry The United States did not act sooner to process your Visa. Please know that American citizens feel solidarity with you. We write and call our Government to plead with them to help get you out. Many private groups are working to get people out. You are not alone, until help comes, please keep safe, avoid exposure and risks. I pray help comes to you as quotas possible.

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Hell, Iam an approved SIV visa applicant. I have been waiting for my visa since 2014. I have worked as IT Hardware Technician with US special force for more than 7 years. I have been in life risk by the Taliban.

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Greetings, well there's something wrong with the entire evacuation process, as a permanent resident I'm still waiting here, with many other people like me, many of them are citizen's,

About the SIV : idk how it works, but it seems there's a lot of things need to change, i came to US as an SIV, worked with US military forces for five years and now the rule says forget my family bcuz I'm not a current siv applicant. Secondly there's many siv applicant's who are qualified and still left behind. US evacuated shopkeepers, beggars, Pakistani truck drivers instead of SIV applicant's.

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Hell, Iam an approved SIV visa applicant. I have been waiting for my visa since 2015. I have worked as interpret with US special force for more than 7 years. I have been in life risk by the Taliban.

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Hi

I worked for two American companies .but no one refer me in p2 program. I was miletery before TB came .My father in law were SECURITY COMENDER. Now we are in apriva please in Mazar Sharif in a bad situation. They searched several times our house nightly. I am with 3 children in this private please .we realy need help. They killed our societies seriously. REALLY I don't know what we should do .No way go return go Kabul. P2 can rescue me. HELP us until it became late!

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Hi,

I am an approved SIV and left behind in extreme danger, please save our lives if not these terrorists that have controlled all over the country will kill us for standing shoulder by shoulder with US Army. Please help me please!

it's a very scary situation, they are trying in different ways to target those who have worked with the US government, there are so many incidents happening every day but no one can do anything. Speech and press are all censored, please help us, we can't go out, because if they identify us, they will brutally kill in secret.

We have nothing to eat, everyday I am borrowing money from my parents, friends, classmates, previous colleagues and relatives and telling them, I will pay you back and quickly, it's been two months ago, we don't know what to do tomorrow.

Please help us

Thank you very much

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