Afghan Interpreters Demo in Kabul.Mariam Zuhaib AP June

Former Afghan interpreters who assisted the U.S. military will be brought to the United States starting next week, the White House says, to be housed at Fort Lee, Virginia. All 2500 have passed a rigorous security screening, the State Department said. Special immigrant visas for up to 18,000 Afghan workers who aided the U.S. may qualify for admission. Plans to send them to friendly countries in Central Asia and the Persian Gulf, as well as U.S. territories like Guam, but those arrangements take diplomatic negotiations, while the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating now. Above: interpreters demonstrated at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul last month, asking for quick action. (Mariam Zuhaib/AP)

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