When Donald Trump issued his immigration Executive Order, veterans organizations like No One Left Behind were frustrated to see that Iraqi and Afghan wartime allies like interpreters and translators who served next to our troops on the ground were included in the ban. No One Left Behind launched a petition on Change.org that quickly gained […]
Victory! Ban on Iraqi military interpreters and their families lifted.Written by Jon Perri · February 6, 2017 7:53 pm
Veterans fight to help military interpreters hurt by Trump’s immigration ban.
U.S. Army Captain Matt Zeller’s life was saved by his interpreter Janis when he came under fire from Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Janis shot and killed two insurgents who had flanked Matt and after that Janis and his family became a target of the Taliban. In total, Janis served as an interpreter with U.S. forces for seven years — […]Written by Jon Perri · January 31, 2017 9:31 pm