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I think the fact that random Americans, who weren’t even old enough to remember the reason we went to Afghanistan, can recognize the importance of us keeping out word to those who helped us, it gives me a lot of hope, the fact that the still know the importance of honoring our promises and the willingness of complete strangers to something like this says a lot.
In fact, in the 110th Congress, I successfully added an amendment to legislation, which was later signed into law, that extended immigration relief to Iraqi nationals who publicly served the U.S. as government contract translators. Having said that, there must be reasonable limits on these programs.
Our Afghan and Iraqi combat translators have been left to die, the Taliban, Daesh [ ISIS ], Al Qaeda, and our other enemies do not have an amnesty or reconciliation program. They have one punishment for ‘ collaboration with the infidels ’ -- death. A brutal horrible death. They mutilate their victims. They rape their victims and their families in front of each other and then kill them. The worst deaths imaginable.