Afghan interpreters who helped the US are being denied visas
November 13 , 2013
Many Afghan interpreters, who helped the US troops for several years during the war are being denied visas since the government isn't convinced their lives are in danger.
One of these interpreters said there are tons of Talban members in his village and if he isn't allowed to go to the US, his life is over. "I swear to God, one day the Taliban will catch me."
Another one even gained the support of US officers since his job was particularly dangerous. They wrote letters on his behalf but the State Department didn't believe there was any serious treat.
"What's a serious ongoing threat for them? Do they need someone to bring in my decapitated head?" one interpreter asked. He mentioned that the Taliban left a note on his house saying they will murder his whole family when he enters his house again.