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Afghan interpreters can now bring families to UK

Afghan interpreters can now bring families to UK

Mar 07, 2019 - 09:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thirty Afghans who served as interpreters with British troops in the fight against Talibaninfo-icon have been allowed to bring their families to the UK, the Daily Mail reports.

A policy change -- seen as a life-saving move -- will help the Afghan translators who had been separated from their wives and children. The newspaper has long been espousing their cause.

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid was quoted as saying that their loved ones could join the former Afghan interpreters/translators without having to apply under normal immigration rules.

“Afghan interpreters who served alongside British soldiers played a vital part in our fight against the Taliban … That is why we are making it easier for them to build their future in the UK with their loved ones,” he said.

Under the changes, which will take effect on April 6, wives and children, fiancées and long-term partners will be able to join the interpreters. More than 430 interpreters along with their relatives have already been relocated in the UK.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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