Help for Blacklisted Interpreters

by No One Left Behind

No One Left Behind recently met with the U.S. Department of State to advocate for the many ‘blacklisted’ interpreters. A blacklisted interpreter is one who has been rejected from receiving or applying for an SIV due to: Having been terminated for cause, Being security ineligible, Failing a security review, or Failing the CI polygraph. We…



Helping a Veteran Hero in Omaha, NE

by NOLB Staff

I want to take this opportunity to thank NOLB for helping me in providing services to a very deserving Afghan former interpreter name Waheed who arrived in Omaha, NE about two weeks ago. Waheed had worked as an interpreter since 2003 and had been involved in many combat operations in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Bagram, Gazni and…



The Muslim refugee who saved an American soldier

by NOLB Staff

From our friends at the Christian Science Monitor. Read the original article here. FAIRFAX, VA. — Knocked out by enemy mortar rounds, 1st Lt. Matt Zeller had just regained consciousness when the fire drew closer. As he got his bearings, he realized he was literally in an empty grave, dozens of Taliban militants firing down…



Washington DC Chapter – Back to School Supplies

by NOLB Staff

NOLB has many requests from the SIV [Special Immigrant Visa – the type of visa that brings our translators home] community ranging from rent assistance, employment help, need for automobiles …. and the list goes on. Unfortunately, for every request we get, we have to turn many others away due to limited financial resources. Recently,…



No One Left Behind on Capitol Hill

by NOLB Staff

Yesterday, I was honored to join many different refugee organizations and advocates on Capitol Hill, and speak to the importance of saving the Special Immigrant Visa program for America’s wartime allies: “My organization – No One Left Behind – is dedicated to saving and supporting America’s wartime allies. Our local national allies risk their lives…