The Department of Homeland Security this week announced that it is proceeding to permit Afghan civil servants who worked during the Taliban regime to be exempted from terror-related restrictions and be provided entry into the U.S.
The U.S. has been carrying tens of thousands of Afghans to the U.S. since the Taliban takeover and U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year. As that is continuous, the Biden administration is moving to exempt certain Afghans who may be caught up in terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG).
TRIG limits people who are members of a terrorist organization or have engaged in terrorism, making them unfit to enter the U.S. and ineligible for immigration benefits. The USCIS website says that the definition of terrorism-related activity "is relatively broad and may apply to individualsnd activities not commonly thought to be associated with terrorism."