Category Archive for: News

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SIV APPLICATIONS FILED AFTER 12.23.16

by NOLB Staff

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SIV APPLICATIONS FILED AFTER December 23, 2016 Update on “sensitive and trusted activity” requirement for SIV applications filed after December 23, 2016. From State Department: “Evidence provided by the applicant (including the information contained in the applicant’s Verification of Employment in Afghanistan, Letter of Recommendation, Form DS-157, Statement of Threats Received as…



CNN Heroes Features Work of No One Left Behind

by NOLB Staff

CNN Heroes Features Work of No One Left Behind Merrifield, Va. – On Thursday CNN released a news feature highlighting the work of non-profit No One Left Behind (NOLB). The story showcases the support NOLB provides to Iraqi and Afghan translators who work alongside U.S. troops overseas as they seek safety and a new life…



CNN Heroes – NOLB!

by NOLB Staff

These war heroes face another kind of danger Oakton, Virginia (CNN)In 2008, Matt Zeller was serving in Afghanistan as a captain in the US Army. One day while out on a routine mission, he and his squad were attacked by Taliban insurgents. Zeller would have been killed, he said, had it not been for his…



We Cannot Betray Our Afghan and Iraqi Allies

by Matt Zeller

The United States Congress has voted to impose a virtual death sentence on Afghan and Iraqi translators and support personnel who offered services to the U.S. military and contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq. On Wednesday, the Senate approved the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act but refused to include any provisions for the Special Immigrant…



2017 No One Left Behind Annual Report

by NOLB Staff

Four years into our mission, No One Left Behind operates chapters in ten cities, having helped resettle 2,001 SIV principles for a total of 5,226 people assisted domestically since our founding in 2013. Our goal for the future remains simple – save all the remaining wartime allies (estimated at 50,000 people) left behind in Afghanistan…



The Meaning in Volunteering

by NOLB Staff

Our volunteers mean so much to our organization, our clients, and our communities. We want to share this letter written to our Chief Operating Officer, Jason Gorey, from one of our great No One Left Behind volunteers, Katie: Hi Jason, I hope you have had a nice weekend. I just wanted to thank you again for…



A Veteran’s Fight

by NOLB Staff

We posted this article on our Facebook and Twitter accounts a few days ago. We have since received more information on Muhammad’s case and wanted to post a follow-up. Kristy Perano’s family has been working tirelessly for the past 9 months to get Muhammad Kamran, an Afghan interpreter that worked with the U.S. military for 10 years, and his family safely…