Afghanistan, May 16 -- A number of U.S. Senators have sponsored a new bill aiming to approve 4000 visas for the Afghan nationals who have helped the American forces and are now stranded amid fears of persecution by anti-government armed elements, it has been reported.

The 4000 Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) would be provided for the rest of the federal fiscal year ending on 30th of September, according to Reuters.

The bill has been sponsored by Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Republican Senators Thom Tillis, Roger Wicker and Gory Garnder and Democrats Jack Reed, Richard Blumenthal and Tim Kaine.

The bill has also been supported by the top U.S. Commander Gen. Scott Miller who is also in command of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission...