March 2008
New Republic;3/26/2008, Vol. 238 Issue 5, p4
The author reflects on the slow pace of implementing a provision of the 2008 defense authorization bill which allows for 5,000 special immigrant visas to be available each year to Iraqis who are in danger because of working for the U.S. He discusses the number of translators who served with U.S. military units in Afghanistan and Iraq whose visa applications are awaiting review by the U.S. State Department. He suggests that President George W. Bush make translator visas a top priority.


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