How the ‘Interpreter’ Scam Brought 75,000 Iraqis and Afghans to America

Sultan Knish: The latest battle over Special Immigrant Visas pitted Stephen Miller, President Trump’s senior advisor, against the Pentagon. The military brass was lobbying for 6,000 special immigrant visas for Iraqis who worked for American forces in the country. These visas were once again billed as helping “interpreters”.

That’s a lot of interpreters considering that there were only 5,200 American troops in Iraq.

How could there be more Iraqi interpreters for American troops than there are troops?

The Special Immigrant Visa scam has been sold for over a decade using the same claim that it’s needed to save the lives of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who are risking death by helping American soldiers.

In one decade, the United States has handed out 75,250 of these visas to Iraqi and Afghan employees, and their dependents. Between 2007 and 2017, they represented 1 percent of all immigrant visas. read more

3 Comments on How the ‘Interpreter’ Scam Brought 75,000 Iraqis and Afghans to America

  1. How many US troops died? Apparently they were not helping enough. Send all those muslim scum bags back. My son-in- law was killed in 07, leaving. a wife and infant son, .No mercy for any camel jockey!.

  2. The Pentegon is actually the Pentegram…
    And every one of those 75,000 has been vetted and attested for,
    No one bribed their way?
    Any affirmative response is pure horse droppings!
    Not which one, but how many?


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