波多野吉衣哪部露了-David Petraeus, a retired general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and more than 25 American generals and admirals recently wrote to President Trump supporting a robust refugee resettlement program — especially for people who have served American military and intelligence agencies in their native countries. But the Trump administration has decided to slash the overall number of refugees to be accepted in the coming year to 18,000 from 30,000, which increases pressure on already limited special programs for foreign friends who risk their lives to help America.
波多野吉衣哪部露了-The letter warned that broad cuts could jeopardize the lives of the many foreigners employed abroad by our Defense Department, with a presence in more than 70 countries; by our Peace Corps in over 60; by the United States Agency for International Development in over 100; and by every embassy, where locals are hired as staff. The new quotas ignore that, carving out one meager special program for local people who served the American military in Iraq.
波多野结衣一二三级-The United States depends on locals everywhere, for their native language skills, cultural knowledge and relationships to do things and obtain information Americans cannot. When these so-called foreign nationals work in war zones, they risk ostracism, imprisonment or death. If the American military presence is large, it can offer them and their families some protection. But when the troops leave, protection can give way to retribution by adversaries.
波多野结衣露出作品-The latest cut for all refugees comes as the Trump administration and Congress, weary of “endless war,” commit inadequate resources to support the foreigners who have worked with us.
波多野结衣一二三级-In other words, while the United States government looks for the exits in countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the moral imperative to extricate loyal friends from our conflicts is in danger of being ignored in favor of curbing immigration at home — an ethical disaster, signaling an American lack of trustworthiness that would plague American national security efforts for decades.
波多野吉衣哪部露了-In war zones, America’s military, C.I.A. and other intelligence-gathering agencies depend on locals to conduct counterterrorism missions, among other efforts. Like American intelligence officers, they take on extremely dangerous operations and face near certain death if caught by terrorist and insurgent groups. Despite their status as a special class of prospective refugees, earned by their bravery, risk-taking, loyalty and sacrifices, intelligence agents serving America have few options of escape.
波少野结衣-The current mechanisms for their resettlement — Special Immigrant Visas, P-2 visas and special government-sponsored resettlement programs — are not enough. When Congress created the S.I.V. program in 2008, it stipulated quotas. Only 18,500 special immigrant visas have been allocated for Afghanistan since 2014, and only 18,000 refugees from all countries are planned for 2019. By comparison, the United States resettled more than 140,000 refugees from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 1975.
波多野吉衣哪部露了-Another problem: Intelligence agents typically wouldn’t qualify. Their discreet relationship with the American government prevents them from openly proving their employment, a requirement for an S.I.V. or P-2 application. Moreover, their inevitable contacts with terrorists, insurgents and criminals would most likely disqualify them from any visa — even though those ties were directed by the United States government and despite the strict vetting they had undergone.
波多野结衣一二三级-Often, the only viable options are the American intelligence community’s resettlement program or hastily arranged visas granted case by case. By law, the C.I.A., with the permission of the departments of Justice and Homeland Security, can relocate foreign agents to America regardless of ties to terrorist organizations that would derail a special immigrant application. But even that program is outdated and unequipped to handle the large numbers of foreign intelligence agents managed by American agencies in countries like Afghanistan.
波多野吉衣哪部露了-Much has changed since Congress enacted the Central Intelligence Act of 1949, allowing 100 foreign nationals and members of their families entry to America each year. The number of agents has increased many times over in 70 years, but that door to America remains open to only 100. Furthermore, in 1949 the government’s clandestine human intelligence and espionage activities were largely consolidated at the C.I.A., so it made sense then that authority to resettle former agents resided with the director.
波多野结衣露出作品-Today these activities are no longer conducted solely by the C.I.A. Since Sept. 11, the intelligence community has grown significantly. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence was created to control intelligence functions, and the Defense Department expanded its sensitive human intelligence programs, inciting resistance in Congress. The United States Special Operations Command became remarkably effective in fighting terrorism, in part because of the efforts of intelligence agents abroad. Still, unlike the C.I.A., the Defense Department remains without authority of its own to help its agents escape potential death.
波少野结衣-These problems must be fixed. If the administration won’t act, Congress can. It can allow more foreign nationals to relocate to America, perhaps eliminating any cap. It can appropriate funds for the Defense Department and other agencies to cooperate in joint resettlement programs, cutting costs by consolidating such programs’ functions in one office.
波少野结衣-Lower costs and more efficiency could result if such an office takes over the Department of Justice’s witness protection program, now managed by the United States Marshals Service. And a separate new organization might improve the management of law enforcement informants, now handled by the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
波多野吉衣哪部露了-If such changes prove too costly, Congress can revamp the Special Immigrant program to let the greater intelligence community and Defense Department utilize it. That would require coordination among agencies, and the S.I.V. request process would have to change to facilitate the safe entry of foreign nationals involved in intelligence work.
波多野吉衣哪部露了-Above all, Congress should expand the special immigrant program to address the worst-case scenarios of hasty withdrawal from war zones abroad.
波多野结衣露出作品-Congress must act now. If it doesn’t, an abandonment of agents that might soon occur would be a stain on America’s reputation in the world — one difficult to justify to our children.
波少野结衣-Philip Caruso, a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, previously served in the United States intelligence community and as a legislative fellow with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
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