Letter: Immigration

July 7, 2014 

Good for our servicemen and servicewomen on keeping the pressure on the State Department to act on the special visa program for refugees like Noori that were translators, etc. for our military in Afghanistan. People like Noori that risked their lives and their families' lives can't be all bad. We seem to make it easy for other immigrants crossing our borders but make it so hard for those that have put their lives on the line for the United States. I realize Schmidt is concerned about PTSD. If refugees such as Noori suffer from PTSD they should be given the medical help they deserve ASAP just as our own military men and women should be. They shouldn't have to wait for medical help. If the VA is too busy, refugees that helped our military and our military should be able to go to the private sector and know that the bill will be taken care of by our government. Hopefully this gets solved before October. If this visa program should expire what does this say about our government?

Beth Suhr, Boise

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