Monday, November 11, 2013

In Afghanistan, interpreters who helped U.S. in war denied visas; U.S. says they face no threat

In a troubling story, the Washington Post reprts that a growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked with American troops are being denied U.S. visas because the State Department says there is no serious threat against their lives.The interpreters, many of whom served in Taliban havens for years, say U.S. officials are drastically underestimating the danger they face. "Immigration attorneys and Afghan interpreters say the denials are occurring just as concerns about Taliban retribution are mounting due to the withdrawal of U.S. forces."


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