The US promised thousands of foreign interpreters special immigrant visas. Now they’re trapped.
“We are the bridge, the translation, between the US army and the Iraqi people there. That’s it. And what happened? I get shot in my face, and in my hand, I have nerve damage, I can’t hear in my left ear, I can’t close my left eye, because of that." — Khalid Al-Baidhani, a former translator for the US military