Allison P. Erickson, The Texas Tribune
Afghan soldier fleeing Taliban spent months reaching U.S. to request asylum. He was arrested at the Texas border.Abdul Wasi Safi was trying to reach his brother, who immigrated legally to Houston after helping the U.S. military. Legal experts say Wasi may have to serve a criminal sentence before he can pursue asylum.
U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, hopes the pilot program will help female veterans get better access to cancer care.