Last week, San Francisco’s KQED covered the case of translators who worked for the U.S. Military in Iraq and Afghanistan and who are now trying to emigrate to the United States.
I know this is a subject close to many of your hearts (including Laurel’s), and you can listen to the entire program here.
The discussion centers on Haitham Jasim, one such translator, who has now moved his family to San Jose, and introduces us to Operation Falcon, a non-profit devoted to bringing translators like Jasim to the U.S. The phone-in section includes the concerns of citizens of the U.S. struggling in a declining economy, so it’s a well-rounded discussion.
By the way, it’s really great to be back in the Bay Area.