US Rep. Mike Walza Republican from St. Augustine Beach, joins the US representative. Dan Crenshawa Republican from Texas to take the case to the President Joe Biden for parole for an asylum seeker stopped at the US southern border.
Afghan special forces command Abdul Wasi SatfI is one of the soldiers left behind in war-torn Afghanistan after aiding the United States and has had to make terrible decisions as a result. Now he needs help and must not be deported, the two congressmen wrote in a letter sent on Thursday.
“I fought alongside soldiers like Abdul in Afghanistan who risked their lives to build a better future for their country while keeping Americans safe,” said Waltz, a former Green Beret in the US Armyin a prepared statement.
The steady stream of migrants seeking asylum on the US southern border is a common reason for conservatives to sound the alarm about illegal drugs and criminal elements invading the country. However, Safi represents a special and urgent case – and an opportunity for the government to address an injustice, the two Republicans wrote to Biden.
Afghan US allies like Safi, whodisastrous and hasty exit“ When the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, “they now face Taliban reprisals, and countless people who could not escape have been killed,” Waltz said. “We owe it to those who have risked their lives fighting alongside Americans to ensure their safety, and it is despicable that this administration would rather deport Abdul than thousands of other migrants illegally crossing our southern border.”
According to the letter, Safi had to flee Afghanistan and went to Pakistan. There he was able to get a Brazilian visitor visa. While awaiting an entry visa to the United States, where he could be reunited with his brother, who had been granted a special immigrant visa, Safi was beaten and robbed, the letter said.
“As his personal situation worsened, Mr. Safi made the difficult decision to migrate north, toward the southern border of the United States,” the letter reads. “On September 30, 2022, Mr. Safi was arrested by Border Patrol agents near Eagle Pass, Texas.”
Safi should not be returned to Afghanistan given the Taliban’s brutality against those who aided American forces there, the letter said. His asylum request, based on a credible fear of persecution, is likely to be granted, the congressman wrote.
“In light of these factors and his valiant service in the United States Armed Forces, we ask that you release Mr. Safi to the United States on parole while he awaits a hearing on his valid asylum application.”
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