Mike is an ethnic Kurdish-Iraqi who successfully navigated the SIV process from 2018 to 2019. Mike served with various U.S. Forces on the front lines for three years while protecting his countrymen and women from the brutal Islamic State.
Mike was granted his visa in the fall of 2019 and has been busy ever since as a Barista at Starbucks and an inspiring university student. He aspires to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and begin a formal education in I.T. by fall 2020. Mike lives with his sponsor, Fritz, and together, hope to educate, inform, and support the SIV community.