President Biden on Thursday said he will help evacuate Afghans who assisted the U.S. armed forces during the Afghanistan War, while their visas to the U.S. are being processed. 

The plan has recently accelerated to temporarily relocate the families to U.S. territories. The evacuation will occur in August, one month before Biden plans the full withdrawal of U.S. troops, bringing an end to America’s longest war.

When asked where Afghans will be relocated, Biden did not provide a specific answer. 

“They are going to come, we’ve already begun the process, those who helped us will not be left behind,” Biden said. The evacuation process could affect as many as 9,000 Afghans including their family members. 

With the end of the war looming, the Biden administration has been under increased pressure by lawmakers and veterans to evacuate the Afghans who served as translators.

The Taliban issued a statement saying that those who are evacuating the country will not be targeted. Biden is set to meet Friday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss evacuation efforts. 

The U.S. will begin to identify the translators who need to be relocated before the September withdrawal is completed. Those individuals have begun the process of applying for visas. The White House has also planned “additional relocation or evacuation options” if deemed necessary. 

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., unveiled a detailed plan that would temporarily station Afghans in Guam as they complete the visa application process. This same precedent was used for refugees during the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.