89.3 KPCC: Afghans who helped US face death threats as they await scarce special visas
Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois introduced a bill, H.R. 1544 , in March that would add 2,500 more visa slots to the SIV program. So far the 29 sponsors of the bill are split evenly among Democrats and Republicans. In June, the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced a defense spending bill that would authorize 4,000 more visa slots next year.