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John Oliver on military translators and interpreters October 20, 2014

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings, Translation.
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From last night’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:

Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.

In the process he made millions of Americans aware of a problem many of us in the industry have known about for years. Thanks, Mr. Oliver! And thanks for sharing this, Rose!

Also, Afghan interpreter Mohammed started a petition on Change.org to help save his family’s lives http://t.co/l7Gc1UoXW7 Please sign and share.

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1. becomingatranslator - October 20, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Braden Wells - October 22, 2014

Thank you for sharing. I’m a veteran and I’m so glad people are talking about this now. Please sign my petition and share. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/extend-the-visa-program?source=c.em&r_by=10634871 Sign my petition to get them back, ASAP.


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