Wednesday, February 12, 2014

An Afghan Interpreter's New Life in the United States

An Afghan interpreter who worked for the U.S. military in northeastern Afghanistan for over ten years is now living in the United States. He is one of the few interpreters that the U.S. State Department has approved for a visa - the majority of those interpreters have their visa applications rejected. It took two years for him to be able to get his visa all the while under constant threat of retaliation by the Taliban for working for the U.S. military. Although he is happy that he and his family are now safe there are still some challenges in adjusting to the new country, its people and culture. Read more in "Escape from Afghanistan: A father's journey", WUSA, February 9, 2014.

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