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October 24, 2014
CFR Blog: Let’s Talk About the Plight of Afghan Interpreters

Following the segment about Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, a blog piece published by the Council on Foreign Relations asks: why is a comedian the only one talking about this? The authors, Janine Davidson and Emerson Brooking, explore both what enabled the SIV program in Afghanistan to become “stuck in a […]

by Staff
October 23, 2014
IRAP Surpasses Fundraising Goal on Fundly

IRAP is thrilled to share the incredible news that, through the steadfast support and dedication of over 130 donors, we have raised $87,935 through the Fundly online fundraising campaign, which will be doubled by Google, for a total of over $175,000! This 30-day campaign raised awareness and financial support for the thousands of Iraqi and Afghan men and women whose lives are […]

by Staff
October 21, 2014
John Oliver Calls for Extension of SIV Program

Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight featured a hilarious and hard-hitting critique of the U.S. Government’s Special Immigrant Visa (“SIV”) program for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who risked their lives to assist the U.S. military.

by Staff
October 18, 2014
NPR: “My American soldier became my Iraqi brother”

Sergeant Paul Braun was serving near Basra, Iraq when he met Philip, an Iraqi interpreter. Paul and Philip grew extremely close over the ensuing months, and Paul eventually sponsored Philip’s visa to the United States. Now they live together in Minnesota, while Philip waits for his wife and children to join him. NPR’s StoryCorps recently […]

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October 16, 2014
Roll Call: Congress Must Step Up to Ensure Success of SIV Program

An op-ed piece published in Roll Call urges Congress to allocate more visas to Iraqis and Afghans under the Special Immigrant Visa program. Congress has demonstrated that the issue is beyond partisanship, but there is still work to be done. Tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans face persecution because of their support for the US, and […]

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The Ibrahims

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