Iraqi Interpreters/ Translators crisis
  • Petitioned House Committee of Veterans Affairs

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U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. John Boehner
Sen. Ron Wyden
President Barack Obama
Rep. Jim Cooper

Iraqi Interpreters/ Translators crisis

    1. Ali KM
    2. Petition by

      Ali KM


for the great service that the Iraqi interpreters gave for the US armed force by working as a great link between the Iraqi locals and US army members, wearing uniforms, ride in the same vehicles, eat the same food, staying in the camp for more than 21 days and go to see there families for 7 and some time carry weapons side by side with there brothers in the US Army fighting the same enemy with no good pay, no benefits and no health insurance.... tensgot killed by the AL-Qaeda and Jaish Al-Mahdi militias because the consider them a " spies for the Americans " and in fact the militias deeply know how important and valuable they are form the mission of the US Army in his war against the global terrorism. now most of them got killed after being tortured, some still live in Iraq under different name and identity and some got Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) for Iraqi and Afghan Translators/ Interpreters... after they arrived to united states they treated like any other immigrants from Mexico or Burma or any other countries without any benefits for the years they spend serving the united states government and its Army, some of them went back to Iraq after they shocked by the economical crises and the no support for the US government

Please watch this video by 60 minutes CBS about Iraq interpreters crise:

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    Reasons for signing

    • hayder killer ORLANDO, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      there is many who still whiting to get killed or leave their homes

      • almost 3 years ago

      i am an interpreter and i want to thank some American soldiers that thank us for what we doing.

    • bilal abood MESQUITE, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      because i deserve to be veteran

    • hussam marzok BAGHDAD, IRAQ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Hey..this is hussam marzok i worket with u.s army in baghdad from 2007 to 2009 ..after igot quit the militias threat me and when i sent my immigrant request to(siv) office they refused my request..after that i got next threat on 12 july 2011 .my request is consent my immigrant request as soon as possible.thanksHussam marzok athopC_8160

    • Jacob Unson PHOENIXVILLE, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      By working with the U.S. Military, these people risked their lives as well as the lives of their families to insurgent attack. They deserve better.


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