This should never have been an issue in the first place and I am glad to see that our Afghan interpreters have been given the right to live in the UK. It was embarrassing that we were the only country that was not honouring our commitment to these people.
Our interpreters put their lives on the line every day and we cannot ignore our duty of care towards them. If their identities were discovered they and their families would not be safe once we left. They committed themselves to help us, so we should commit ourselves to helping them for their years of service. This duty of care is essential if we ever hope to have interpreters in the future.
With the amount of immigration we see every year, I believe these 600 interpreters, who have proven themselves, are the kind of individuals we should support coming into our country.
Well done for making the right decision in the end!