It's the only moral thing to do - especially for those who have worked for the British or US governments. Time is running out. Quiggen and Henley second. The Bush administration hasn't exactly been on the ball:
Remember a while back when an outcry went up about how few Iraqi refugees the US was admitting? Then the US pledged to take 25,000, a whopping one percent, of the 2.2 million estimated to need resettlement?
We were supposed to resettle 7,000 in FY '07 (which ends in September), but the US recently announced we would only process 2,000 by then. Only 133 have made it into the country so far, apparently thanks mostly to the careful work of the Department of Homeland Security.