Archive: January, 2012
Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Opinion Columnist
Here are some more of the emails I got about Iraqis who worked for US military and civilians, the difficulties they are having getting promised visas, despite threats to their lives:
One of the worst stories came from Becca Heller, head of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project www.refugeerights.org, a New York-based organization that provides free legal assistance to Iraqi visa applicants: One of her clients is an Iraqi woman who worked for the US military and fled with her family to Damascus because of threats of reprisal. She completed the entire application process for an SIV visa on March 27, 2011, but during the process found she breast cancer..