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 in the United States. Matt Zeller, Janis Shinwari, and […]

No One Left Behind’s Matt Zeller Honors Sen. John McCain

I had the honor to meet with Sen. McCain on four occasions in my life. The first was when I volunteered for his first Presidential Campaign in 2000. I was 18. I met him at the Rochester, NY Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park on a cold February Saturday evening. I had spent the afternoon […]

We Cannot Betray Our Afghan and Iraqi Allies

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 […]

Freeing Our Allies to Pursue the American Dream

This weekend – as we remember those who fought and died in service to our country – America risks breaking our promise to wartime allies who desperately need our help. Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) arrivals overall in the first half of this year have declined by 28 percent compared to the same time period last […]

2017 No One Left Behind Annual Report

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 […]

No One Left Behind Just Launched a New Operation

Introducing Operation Medic Operation Medic assists our Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs) with medical and mental health treatment and compensation.  No One Left Behind partners with renowned litigators who have a military background to ensure that our wartime allies receive the treatment and compensation for wartime injuries mandated by the US government. We intake cases […]

SIVs and the Tangled Road to America: “He had to leave ma’am”

Asif’s Story Asif started his application for a SIV while still in Afghanistan in 2008. As the years passed, and because of his continuous work for the U.S., Asif was hunted by the Taliban. To save his life, Asif had to leave Afghanistan as a refugee in 2011, before his U.S. visa was approved. Asif […]

NOLB family helps rescue neighbor during apartment fire

One of our California families suffered a tragedy this week. They just lost everything due to an apartment fire – two bags of items salvaged by the firefighters and some Red Cross blankets are all this family has left. The fire started in the apartment above them but it engaged the sprinkler system in their […]

A Veteran’s Fight

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 […]