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Help those who helped us.

by No One Left Behind

First and foremost, thank you! Your generosity over the last two weeks helped No One Left Behind keep 15 families off the streets in the DC area!! Thanks to you, 30 adults and 45 children are still safe in the homes they’ve made here in America. Thank you. Of course, our work is never done.…



The Essence of Good

by No One Left Behind

The Essence of Good How do you repay someone for the gift of life? What is it you wouldn’t do? I imagine you’d do anything. Janis Shinwari, the Afghan translator who worked with my Army unit in Afghanistan, saved my life (check out the amazing story here), and those of four other American soldiers over…



Updates to SIV Resettlement Cities and Procedures

by No One Left Behind

     On June 8th, the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration announced changes to the Reception and Placement process for SIVs, effective immediately. The Reception and Placement (R&P) program is the program that assists SIVs for the first 90 days of their life in the US and covers services such…



Freedom Matters

by No One Left Behind

  We are excited to be launching a new #FREEDOMMATTERS campaign to support the many interpreters who served us so valiantly in Afghanistan and Iraq, and we need your help. We are hoping to raise up to $100,000 to enable them to build new lives here in America. It really is the greatest gift we can give them.…



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…



No One Left Behind Kept America’s Promise

by NOLB Staff

No One Left Behind Kept America’s Promise by Mollie McGurk “If all the organizations supporting refugees and SIVs were doing their jobs properly like No One Left Behind things would be great … but unfortunately they are not.” “When I was in Afghanistan waiting for my visa, I was so ambitious, so happy and so…