Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Must-see morning clip: John Oliver blasts U.S. for deplorable treatment of troop-saving interpreters
Salon.com highlights how John Oliver tackled an important topic: visas for translators who helped both U.S. troops and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Oliver points out, these interpreters risked their lives to help the U.S. military and due to U.S. bureaucracy and red tape they cannot make it to the United States. Also, because they helped the U.S. they are now targets for harm.
Out of the 1,500 visas the U.S. could have issued to translators from Afghanistan, after a 2009 law, only three have been issued.
Watch for yourself.