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Provision Would Ease U.S. Entry for Iraqi Refugees

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Provision Would Ease U.S. Entry for Iraqi Refugees

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Provision Would Ease U.S. Entry for Iraqi Refugees

Provision Would Ease U.S. Entry for Iraqi Refugees

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A provision that would speed the process of bringing Iraqi refugees into the United States is included in the defense authorization bill making its way through Congress. The legislation would grant 5,000 special immigrant visas to translators and other Iraqis whose lives are endangered as a result of their work with U.S. forces in Iraq.

Andrea Seabrook gets the details of the provision from one of its sponsors, Earl Blumenauer, Democratic Congressman from Oregon.

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