There is no greater sign of evolution than seeing people in their essence and not their nationality, preference or credo.... and act upon it.

Matt Zeller
Matt Zeller Campaign leader

U.S. Soldier Fights For Afghan Interpreter Who Saved His Life

U.S. Soldier Fights For Afghan Interpreter Who Saved His Life

NPR.org
U.S. Soldier Fights For Afghan Interpreter Who Saved His Life Janis Shinwari is seen wearing his body armor in 2008. Shinwari, an Afghan interpreter who assisted U.S. forces, has been waiting three years for a visa to enter the United States. He is now in hiding in Afghanistan. Matt Zeller Janis Shinwari is seen wearing his body armor in…Read More

"I stole the whole universe’s thunder to save one guy. What I’m hoping now is we can use that story to fix the whole program.”

An Afghan Interpreter's Dangerous Journey to America

The New Yorker
Janis Shinwari, the Afghan interpreter I wrote about a couple of months ago, finally had his U.S. visa restored, and he’s now in Virginia with his wife and two children. That’s a success story of sorts. But the effort it took to get them out of danger and over here shows how deep the betrayal of Afghans and Iraqis like Shinwari really runs. …Read More

I am a certified Spanish translator. And I respect and admire the work of colleagues and interpreters in particular. Many skills are required to perform such work. However, the ones who are exposed to so much danger deserve a very special recognition...
Not only they help you understand…Read More

Matt Zeller
Matt Zeller Campaign leader

So wonderful to have Janis safely in the U.S.

Afghan Translator Credited With Saving Soldier Arrives In U.S.

NPR.org
Afghan Translator Credited With Saving Soldier Arrives In U.S. Last month, NPR told the story of an Army captain working to get his Afghan translator out of Afghanistan and to safety. Matt Zeller says his translator saved his life in combat. Under U.S. law, it's possible for Afghans who worked for American forces to get a visa to move to the…Read More
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