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No One Left Behind helps Afghan and Iraqi translators gain their U.S. Special Immigration Visas and ensures that they are properly resettled in America.

When our Afghan and Iraqi allies resettle in the US, they usually come with nothing more than the clothes on their back and whatever they can fit into one suitcase. We feel that given their profound service to our nation's military while at war, these interpreters deserve better than years of waiting on seldom delivered visas and almost no support in resettling in America.

We provide furnished apartments, modest financial support to help cover the weeks it can take before their social service benefits (food, medical, etc.) begin, and assistance with seeking employment. We also pair up newly arrived refugees with other Iraqis and Afghans who have successfully immigrated to the US -- to help smooth the transition. 


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  • commented 2014-08-18 06:32:32 -0400
    Amhara
    I don’t really see it as nationalistic. Because I am equally against anyone who helps invaders for his personal gain. This is how I view the Algerians that helped the French, or the French that helped the Germans. I am not complementing myself by saying “I don’t have nationalistic feeling”. It is just me. I’m from a mixed family. I love my family and they all happen to come from different places. Because I have many aunts who married men from different places. I also have brothers who all married from different places.
    Being Muslim is not my version of racial pride. It is just what I believe and how I worship.

    I believe racial or nationalistic pride is a disguise for personal failure.
    What I mean is there are people who are proud of what they did. Because they have done actions that are very difficult to do. Or very honourable.
    There are others who are worthless. So the only thing they have to feel proud about are the actions of others. And they pretend to share the credit, by claiming to share the race, religion or country as the people who have done mighty actions.
    I am not really proud of my actions. I did well at University and achieved a very high score in a very hard degree. But that wasn’t to do with hard work. I’m very lazy, so only start studying a week before the exams, or sometimes the night before. I just happen to be very good at exams. which is a skill that is more or less useless outside of the exam room.
    The only action I have done that I am really proud of is my 10 meter swimming certificate.
    I was really bad at swimming as a child, so I worked very hard to get it. Everyone else in my class got there before me. But when I got mine, the whole school cheered, because everyone knew how hard I worked towards it.

    I suppose you are right. I am being judgemental. Even though I still disagree strongly with what the interpreters did. And I still feel they should realise what they did was wrong before they can move on instead of pretend it was right.
    I agree America has a moral responsibility to take them. I just don’t have any sympathy for them.
    I also feel the interpreters have an unrealistic impression on what life will be like in America.
    Yes it is true that most Americans are not racist and will not treat them badly. But there are enough of them out there for every interpreter to get a real taste of it.

    But anyway. Even though I am going to miss our debates. I will try to avoid coming back here and bothering the interpreters.
  • commented 2014-08-16 14:56:52 -0400 · Flag
    Noor, I think we are beyond that now. Linda like probably more than a few others and definitely myself is fed up with all the garbage going on here. You are able to deal with it and I commend you for that. But you should not have to deal with it and neither should any of the rest of us. All inappropriate comments should be deleted as soon as possible just like you deal with graffiti. And all cries for help should be responded to promptly or else what is the reason to have a comment section. If this feature is not going to serve a good purpose, get rid of it. I have been sick and tired of this juvenile nonsense for a while now, but it took Linda’s comments to get me really fired up about it. This cause is too important to allow it to be hijacked by some passing clown. So thanks for your offer of help, but just be aware that the problem goes way deeper than just lack of help. And if you want to discuss this with me directly, you should be able to do that on fb. – George
  • commented 2014-08-16 14:36:22 -0400
    Linda what exactly do you want to know?
  • commented 2014-08-16 14:23:48 -0400 · Flag
    Aleen, If you are watching this, can you PLEASE message Janis and ask him to have Matt deal with this website. The way it is being administered is nothing less than destructive. Please convey this message to Janis. They need to take care of this immediately.
  • commented 2014-08-16 13:14:29 -0400 · Flag
    Linda I TOTALLY agree with you 100% on everything you are saying. I am going through all my contacts and trying every way I can think of to get through to Matt or Janis. Please try to give me some time. In the mean time it IS indeed a good idea to pursue other options. We all have to try every option we can come up with to help our friends in Afghanistan and CONTINUE to support them and NOT forget them when they get here.
  • commented 2014-08-16 13:05:12 -0400 · Flag
    George: Thank you for your response. I do not want any person from any soil local or overseas to interpret this web site as what an American truly is which is not reflected for the most part on this website. The mission statement for this group is NO ONE LEFT BEHIND which is not reflected on this website from my observations. We as Americans as well as those that are not Americans with a heart to help the Interpreters fulfill what they were promised for their service to live in this Great Country of the USA is obviously not being conducted in a way I would perceive. With that being said, we do not expect this group to do all the work but we do expect follow through on a return email or phone call to express support, guidance or just plain “we don’t have the manpower” to accomplish our vision………we need to train folks up that do have a heart to serve in this capacity. In addition, there is no one overseeing this website to prevent blemish to this group which is in progress and unfolding before my eyes. If I were an average Jane or Joe or a Non-American I would feel very confused and hurt. I will continue to pray that God will get this program on track and provide support, but most importantly positive leaders to train up followers to accomplish what is most important which is to assist the Interpreters that have not been killed that are waiting and believing what they were promised……….to join us here at home.
  • commented 2014-08-16 12:04:02 -0400 · Flag
    Linda, I am just as unhappy about this as you are. And I too have tried to get a response from those supposedly in charge. BUT, PLEASE REALIZE that they are very likely dealing with multiple IMMEDIATE life and death issues. Unfortunately, they appear to be a small group and are totally overwhelmed by the problems they are facing. Please also understand that I REALLY, REALLY appreciate all of your hard work on behalf of your interpreter and wish you the very best in getting him safely here on US soil. I only wish there was a way on this site to send private messages because there are things I would like to say to you that there is no way I am going to get into on this unmoderated forum. All the best to you and your interpreter! – George
  • commented 2014-08-16 11:58:22 -0400 · Flag
    No, Net, I don’t think you are racist towards white people; otherwise, you would have attacked me because of my race. I don’t agree that you say that Afghans coming to America will be abused. There are people all over the world that mistreat his brother for one excuse ir another. And I must disagree with you on your point that you hold no nationalist sentiment. That is something I would like to say myself, but my discussions with you have proven me wrong. I do believe that American and European history shows us how racist and brutal the American and European governments have been. I am not proud of that. I enjoy living in America and my family has many male soldiers for the American military. But you re showing nationalist views by calling the interpreters traitors. They became interpreters because of their nationalistic views. You curse your Muslim brothers because of a stand on an imaginary and man – made boundary. I have shared your anger on another site, but their sin is not too removed from your sin. They took action and you use your words. But, far be from me to judge either sin, because my sin has been the same.
  • commented 2014-08-16 11:32:12 -0400 · Flag
    I didn’t feel personally insulted by anything you or anyone else has said. I see myself as being above it. Because I don’t have any patriotic or nationalistic feelings what so ever.
    I view myself as a human first, a human last and a human everywhere else in between. And I am not really all that proud about being human.
    I just mentioned that Paki is an insult. Not just an insult but a really nasty one.

    I see myself as an individual. I am not proud or ashamed of the acts of anyone but myself. I don’t hold the view of “My country right or wrong” or “my people right or wrong”, my only view is the difference between right and wrong.
    Some people are racists against whites by assuming all white people are racist. And only white people are racist. My accusations against Noor should have proved to you that I don’t think like that.
  • commented 2014-08-16 11:23:24 -0400
    Amhara
    I need to apologise to you. Not only was I wrong in saying what I did, but I should have guessed that you didn’t know it was a racial insult. This was my mistake. And it should have been obvious that you didn’t know it was a racist insult.
    The word Paki is used just like Nigger. It is used for all brown Asians. Not just Pakistanis. It is a contraction of the word Paki, just as the word Nigger comes from the Latin niger. Both are used as very strong racist insult.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Paki
    I know Noor as an Afghan, someone who this insult is used against knows only to well that it is an insult. But I should have realised your background is different so you wouldn’t have known.

    When it comes to the relationship of Afghanistan and Pakistan it depends on which Afghans you refer to. Or what is an Afghan?
    Afghanistan was created as a buffer zone between the Russian Empire and the British Empire. The best way to stop them invading each others territory and causing a world war was to leave some land un-occupied that belongs to no one. And that is Afghanistan.
    Both invaded Afghanistan, and both were defeated there. losing a few men invading Afghanistan is better then losing an empire by fighting an Empire. The last time Russia invaded, and Russia was defeated, Afghanistan was left in a leaderless mess. This was resolved when the Taliban took over.
    The Taliban are mainly Pushtoon. Pushtoons are largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, but most Pushtoons live in North Western Pakistan. There are no borders or lines between the two countries and the Pushtoons live in both sides of the non-existent border. They go from one country to the other without even thinking about it. The Taliban were seen as Pakistani puppets. The Pakistani government were seen as American puppets. So the Taliban were indirectly American puppets. The Taliban were armed, trained and funded by Pakistan. And Pakistan is armed trained and funded by America.
    This made the Anti-Taliban minority in Afghanistan Anti Pakistan. After the Taliban had outlived their usefulness and were removed from power. The Anti-Taliban Afghans whose powerbase mainly comes from the Non-Pushtoon minorities took power. They were Anti-Pakistan, because of Pakistanis aid to the Taliban, so are pro-India due to India’s battle against Pakistan.
  • commented 2014-08-16 11:21:20 -0400 · Flag
    One other thing, Nethaniel. If you felt I was ‘racialist’ profiling you, please read my question again. It was only a question about the history of two nation’s animosity. I hope I don’t get racially profiled based on your experience you shared. I am a white American and my intended husband is neither white nor American.
  • commented 2014-08-16 11:19:12 -0400 · Flag
    I have made attempts from four different avenues to reach out to the team associated with this program without a response. Please remove my profile permanently and any association with this program. I do not wish to be associated with this program as for lack of response to my earnest attempts to reach out to this team to assist an Interpreter in danger. In addition, the fact there is no one controlling the communication posted here, which some but not all are offensive to Americans, those that served our Country and those that were willing to risk life and limb as interpreters and their friends and families is another reason I am separating myself. I do not condone nor live out such perverted mindsets, vocabulary or actions. I am deeply distraught over what I have observed on behalf of those which call themselves veterans and/or Americans displaying such a negative image on this website and the lack of follow through and accountability of those in leadership representing this claimed mission. I have not observed actions to support the words expressed associated with the promise to assist the interpreters LEFT BEHIND. As a person which served my Country in War time and Peace Time I am deeply and humbly disappointed in the observations thus far. I will continue to pray to God through our Lord and Savior Yeshua for safety and transition of all those Interpreters that unselfishly served our United States Military at War time and Peace time for the Our Country which will then become THEIR Country. Just and FYI: The Interpreter we were seeking assistance for in danger we are reaching out to other avenues to assist him and his family as we cannot utilize this program for obvious reasons. We will NOT discontinue supporting this interpreter and his family for lack of support from this program. We are fully relying on God and His Son Yeshua to carry us through! Amen and Amen!
  • commented 2014-08-16 09:16:23 -0400 · Flag
    Oh, Nethanel, my own debate adversary. How I would love to hate you, but as much as I hate to admit it, I respect you instead. No, I didn’t know that it was a racial term; I used it as a contraction of Pakistani. I really don’t understand why Afghanistan has good political and personal relations with India, but such the opposite with Pakistan, when Pakistan is the Muslim nation. There has to be a history that I haven’t come across yet. I would think that calling someone a Pakistani is a more political term than a racial one, so I included that in ignorance and I hope anyone offended forgives me. Speaking of race, I was surprised to see you have a Hebrew-root first name, but no matter with that. Net, you know everyone would like you to stop antagonizing people on here. I know your position, and the way I see it is that the price of a nation’s independence used to be the blood of patriots and of tyrants, but that expensive price is not enough to satisfy the evil forces that subject all of us. I don’t agree with war, but the wars we have been making for ourselves since 1914 have been too devastating to bear, yet we can’t stop. I hate this. (I also hate the fact that I quoted Thomas Jefferson. He is one of my least respected historical figure, but his quote felt appropriate to what I was trying to say.)
  • commented 2014-08-16 05:40:50 -0400
    You said:
    “I dont know who gave you the right to call people traitor.”

    I say, The English language gives me the right to call you a traitor:
    English definition of “traitor”

    traitor
    noun © /ˈtreɪ.tər/ /-t̬ɚ/ disapproving
    › a person who is not loyal or stops being loyal to their own country, social class, beliefs, etc.:

    You say, you don’t need Israel. But Israel needs you, they just used you to do its dirty work.
    The American government is controlled by the lobby group AIPAC. AIPAC buys to loyalty of American congressmen of both parties by paying for their election campaigns. If any American congressman says or does something Israel does not like. Then Israel funds the election campaign of whoever runs against him in the next election to make sure he is replaced by someone more loyal. This isn’t expensive. America gives Israel many billions of dollars each year. And Israel using AIPAC sends back a tiny fraction of this money to loyal congressmen for their elections.

    I can’t believe that you have just said how nice you have made Afghanistan. How peaceful you have made it with the help of America? If you have made it in to such a nice place with the help of the Americans, why do you want to leave!!!!!!
    LOL
    You traitors make me laugh!
    Well if the healthcare is so good now, why are you in UAE begging for a way to pay for your treatment?
    Wouldn’t you prefer the excellent healthcare you have helped the Americans give to Afghanistan instead?
    I know why you are in UAE, You are there because your American masters do not think your life is worth the costs of treatment in an American hospital!
    Ask yourself why American soldiers are treated in America and not UAE?

    I expected you to use racist words like Paki. Because I know traitors are racist. I have never mentioned anything about my race. And I am not going to help you in the sin of racism by defining it so you can target the correct ethnic group instead of the wrong one. But if it was just a “bunch of Pakis” that don’t like what you have done. Then you could live happily in Afghanistan. Because “all those Pakis” are across the border.
    You know you helped destroy Afghanistan, so you want to leave. You know everyone there hates you including your own tribe and family. That is why you want to leave.

    I am ashamed that you call yourself a Muslim, even though I am not surprised at the fact you are racist.
    In the white countries that you worship the main thing that attracts non-Muslims to convert to Islam is the brotherhood, the lack of racism. That is why so many African Americans become Muslim, to escape racism they face in white American churches.
    That is why so many Ethiopian Jews convert to Islam in Israel to escape the racism in white Ashkenazi synagogues in Israel.
    I am ashamed that racist like you pretend to believe in the religion of the Quran.
    http://quran.com/
    Here, read the translation. The fact that all of mankind is created from one human being, Adam is repeated over and over again. I think it does this to stop people like you being racist. The only thing is people like you just claim to be Muslim without bothering to read it in a language you understand?
    If you read it and understood it you wont use racist words like Paki. I’m glad the Americans don’t want you in their country. I am sure if you ever got in to that country you would put a lot of people off Islam by using other racist words against blacks, Jews and latinos.
    The funny thing is, in America you would be the one they call Paki. Not just Paki, they will also call you rag head and sand nigger. They will use these words against your wife and children too, even the ones born in America.

    I know they will use these words on you because I saved one of your lot from two white racists that were beating him. He was a cleaner, because that is the only type of Jobs you are able to do in America. And they used his own broom to smash his head open while they called him Paki and a bunch of other words. I was pulling them off him. A policeman came, and I thought he would help the Afghan. instead he ignored the whites who were beating him and held the Afghan. while the white boy I wasn’t holding continued to hit him with the broom. I had to release the racist I was holding to try and protect the Afghan. I told the Policeman he was the one who was being attacked, and not the one that was attacking. Only then with my word and not just a Afghan “Paki” did the police let him go and call an ambulance.
    I tried to stop the bleeding till the Ambulance arrived. When they took him the Police didn’t bother taking my details for witness statements. Because he was just a “Paki”
    so the injuries he received isn’t worth investigating and prosecuting two white boys over.
    My clothes had his blood on it so I throw them away. If they were marked with the blood of a human or even a dog I would have just washed them. But, the blood of traitors makes me sick. I saved him because of who I am, not because I appreciated what he did. Because how the police ignored the two who attacked him and restrained him instead he started shouting about what he had done for the invader, and how after this he will go back and show them by doing something else. I told the idiot to be quite. even though he was only an interpreter, I didn’t want him arrested for saying stupid things in anger and with a head injury.
    So Noor, if you ever get to America you will be called nasty names because of your race and your religion. You and your family will be attacked and no one will care. Racist wont stop when you tell them about the war. And the police wont investigate when you cry about what you have done. You are just an Afghan to them, but they will call you a Paki, a raghead, a sand nigger and a terrorist.

    Amhara
    I am surprised at you. for using that word?
    Not at him, I expected him to use words like that. But you, you surprise me? I honestly thought better of you? Well you have proved me wrong. But ignoring the word you used. Do you really think the reason I disagree with what he has done can only be because of racial prejudice?
    That is very low. I did think better of you.
    I hope you just wrote what you did without thinking and you are not the sort of person who responds to people who disagree with you with a comedic, response.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi-BB-j0u0&noredirect=1
  • commented 2014-08-14 12:40:50 -0400
    Linda, another possibly useful email address would be afghansivs@gmail.com
  • commented 2014-08-14 12:06:28 -0400 · Flag
    George I have also emailed them at the email address you recommended. Hopeful they will contact me SOON! Thank you for responding to my post so quickly.
  • commented 2014-08-14 01:14:30 -0400
    Linda here is an email address. I don’t know why they don’t list it on this page.

    noleftbehind@gmail.com
  • commented 2014-08-14 00:00:08 -0400 · Flag
    Trying to reach Matt and/or Janis regarding assistance with an interpreter and his family visas. I am a Military veteran in need of your guidance for this family. How may I make contact with you ASAP? I do not see a contact listing on your website. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. Thank you for what you are doing.
  • commented 2014-08-13 22:30:48 -0400
    Thanks george i am waiting on my visa hopefully i will get so i can get my arm treated
  • commented 2014-08-13 22:28:05 -0400 · Flag
    Noor, If you ever get the opportunity to come and live in the US, we will be delighted to have you here. You did an amazing job of dealing with the creep! I congratulate you on that. You have learned well!
  • commented 2014-08-13 21:57:03 -0400 · Flag
    Thanks george. The lroblem is i am not in the US. How ever i got the issue sorted out up to a apoint. My treatment will resume soon. There is an Insurance company thats suppose to pay for A-Z including disability pay. I really appreciated the people of Amwrica foe thier support to Afghans. I have come across many assholes and i kinda learned how to answer them. Thanks again
  • commented 2014-08-13 21:46:57 -0400 · Flag
    Noor, I don’t think anyone here has really answered your question, probably because there are no easy answers. But, IF you are in the US which is what I am assuming, I really think you need to find friends who can help you work through all of this on a personalized level. I would suggest you might start out by contacting a local veterans organization, and just explain to them that you are a wounded interpreter and ask if there is anyway they might be able to help you. I know that you are technically not a veteran, but you worked alongside of these guys and you should not feel afraid to ask if they might be able to help you. The worst that can happen would be that they would say no. But who knows, they might be happy to help you out. A good place to start might be the American Legion, they are one of the most reputable veterans organizations. Most of us as Americans really appreciate you guys and all you have done for us. Don’t let the propaganda from our local ambassador from the Taliban discourage you. He does not in any way represent any Americans I know.
  • commented 2014-08-13 13:03:16 -0400
    Why do Pakis have such contempt for Afghans? The rivalry must have started decades or centuries before the Peshawar Accord.
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  • commented 2014-08-13 10:19:53 -0400
    Can you please leave this place? Traitors talk about issues here. Unless you wanna be one of us?
  • commented 2014-08-13 10:18:48 -0400 · Flag
    I dont know what to tell you brother i am sorry but i dont allow my self to talk about your family i am sorry i dont have enough bad words to call you names. I am sorry i dont have any arguments for you.
  • commented 2014-08-13 10:13:21 -0400 · Flag
    I dont know who gave you the right to call people traitor. I dont need to go to isreal because i hate them as much as i hate Al qaida and Taliban. I dont know where you watch your news besides al jazeera ? Because i remember i helped Merica build over 25 schools i have pics of them, i have helped US bring peace, education, health care and other things you didnt have during taliban. I dont know where you are from but you sound so Paki. Please try to understand and leave me alone i dont have any interest in your Crap. You have false accusation i believe some thing bad happend in your life i hope everything works out for you. Amin
  • commented 2014-08-13 06:16:14 -0400
    You are a simple traitor. What other term would you use for someone who helps others invade his country for money?
    Buy yourself a dictionary, look up the word traitor, and that is what you are.

    If you were not a traitor you would be able to live in Afghanistan now. And the Afghans would like you and love you instead of wanting you dead.
    You should have asked the Americans to send you to Israel instead of Dubai. You would be happier there with Zionists instead of in a Muslim country. And when you are better you could have helped the Israelis kill some Palestinian children, destroy some Musjids and burn some pages from a Quran. Just as you helped the Americans do that in Afghanistan. I’m sure the Israelis would give you some money for it, and that would make you happy because you are just a simple Afghan. Money is more important to you than the lives of your people, than your country, than your family or your religion. So take the money and burn in hell with it when you die!
    You helped the Americans invade your country and kill a lot of your people. And now when they leave you want to run away too instead of staying to try and rebuild it. And when you run away like a coward, you are willing to leave much of your family there to face the punishment for your crimes.
    You are a coward, a traitor and I have no respect for you.

    You might have seen some Black Hawks. But I am sure they were not at any risk. I wouldn’t risk an old pair of boots for your life. It would be better just to let you bleed to death on the side of the road and pay another Afghan to do your Job.
    There are many other traitors in Afghanistan willing to do what you did for the money the American army paid you. So your death would not be a big loss.

    If you die it would be no big loss for your family. Your wife will marry again. And your children will call her new husband, father. And they would not even remember your name. It would be better for them to have a new father who earns the money he feeds them with from honest work instead of the money your earn by helping foreigners kill your people.
  • commented 2014-08-13 05:49:42 -0400 · Flag
    You wouldn’t land if al Qaida was shooting RPGs and dishkas at you. I think it should be enough for you i am tired of explaining go to school you will understand than
  • commented 2014-08-13 05:47:03 -0400 · Flag
    And yeah american Poilots have saved my life two times when i got hit. America has risked two black hawks and its crew to save my life. Would you or any body else do that for me ?