Sign the Petition to

President Barack Obama

Immediately Issue Janis Shinwari, the Afghan interpreter who saved my life, and his family visas to move to the US.

Signed,

Matt Zeller

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

When I served as an Embedded Combat Adviser in Afghanistan, my interpreter, Janis Shinwari, saved my life. Now I need you to help me save Janis' life.

In 2008, Janis & I were caught in the middle...

When I served as an Embedded Combat Adviser in Afghanistan, my interpreter, Janis Shinwari, saved my life. Now I need you to help me save Janis' life.

In 2008, Janis & I were caught in the middle of a firefight. He took swift action when a Taliban shot at me. But beyond that specific incident, Janis served a critical role for me & all of the other troops serving in Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghan nationals have served as interpreters to assist US troops in communicating in real time & providing a cultural link between the troops & Afghan nationals.

He had a US visa until the State department revoked it for no reason. Janis knows for a fact that the Taliban has added his name to a kill list.

Without a US visa, he and his family will almost certainly die at the hands of the Taliban.

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