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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 2014-07-23 07:55:58 -0400 · Flag
    My interpreter in 2008-2009 has filed an application for a SIV three times, and has been rejected. I have a sponsor in place to help him if he can get a visa to the US. Is there something else I can do to help the process along?
  • commented 2014-07-22 01:39:01 -0400
    This makes me so sad, I’m so sorry you have to go through this. People do care, just not aware. There has to be additonal ways to help other then monetary donations.
    What about family sponsors, ebay donations, barter, free training, job offers, garage sale donations, Kiva? I will make a donation and like on FB. God Bless
  • commented 2014-07-21 08:06:18 -0400
    Resorts chains have jobs and low cost of living if located in small areas(some are)

    Contact churchs in area for help with moving families. I recently lost bot my Mother and Brother so this is all I can currently do. Contact Omni,Hilton,Marriot etc.
  • commented 2014-07-20 03:22:17 -0400
    In America Conscience Is Weak And Recklessness Is Strong (Much).
  • commented 2014-07-17 21:07:36 -0400
    I think it is pretty poor form that R state department doesn’t honor there word 4 these men who risked their lives 4 the freedom thing! I wish I could do something but just getting the word out there will certainly help. Know that I will do my part! Sorry guys 4 all the disappointment. Keep trying. It will get better….
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-17 19:32:33 -0400
    Please consider "liking" and signing up for emails from "No One Left Behind". Its mission is to cause the US government to honor its promise to the Afghan and Iraqi local national interpreters who risked their lives to aid US forces.
  • commented 2014-07-13 22:34:01 -0400
    This is heartbreaking. How can we help? What can Americans do to put pressure on the right officials and get these people to the US?
  • commented 2014-07-11 19:27:06 -0400
    Hey Matt…Saw you on the news tonight and heard about Hameed’s predicament. Just a note to say I think you’re doing a GREAT thing. Hameed and guys like him deserve our support totally. I’ve left a donation and will do it again next month. Thank you for your service.
  • commented 2014-07-10 04:11:17 -0400
    This is my video documentary that have been made by BEN ANDERSON. just watch it once.
    https://news.vice.com/video/the-interpreters-part-1
  • commented 2014-07-09 05:03:41 -0400
    this is the message of one American brother to me. does every one in America have same mentality like this brother. i felt very hopeless when i saw this.
    Net Vat

    dream on. LOL you thought serving the invaded will get you a visa. A Job as a RockStar and a mansion in LA didn’t you?
    Or maybe Bill Gates will hand over his company to you straight after you marry his daughter?
    The policy will not change.
    Why?
    You have outlived your usefulness.
    You are no longer needed.
    Americans do not need Afghan interpreters any more because they have left Afghanistan.
  • commented 2014-07-09 04:53:39 -0400
    dear Anna Durbin can u help plz?
  • commented 2014-07-08 20:14:06 -0400
    Friends,
    I cannot thank you for your tremendous outreach and support. If you’d like to get in touch with me (Matt), please write me directly at matt@nooneleft.org

    I’d to respond individually to your outreach. Many thanks!
    -Cheers,
    Matt
    Co-Founder, No One Left Behind
  • commented 2014-07-08 14:28:29 -0400
    Do you need sponsors with immigration? Do you need spare rooms to help a family start? (our college kids have graduated and moved out.) We can help.
  • commented 2014-07-08 03:44:44 -0400
    thanks Ellen that u are encouraging peoples to help interpreters like us.
  • commented 2014-07-07 09:37:28 -0400
    I see people asking “How can I help?” First — write to your representatives. Given how this situation seems to be spiraling out of control, it’s all the more reason why we must get our interpreters over here! They have risked everything for us Second, if Matt posts that a family is coming over you can help in several ways. I set up a Bed,Bath & Beyond account where friends could purchase much-needed kitchen items for one of the interpreters (Naseer) and his family. Of course, you can get sheets, lamps etc. also from these stores. One of our soldiers in Syracuse had the BBB items delievered to his home, and he, his wife and friends set up an apartment for the family. We also got a donation of two bicycles so they could get around, and they were also getting kids seats for the back of the bikes (and I think a cart). They won’t have their liscense to drive when they get here, so bikes help tremendously. I have two more for the next family! They will also need beds. People donated toys for the girls. Just think of what you would need if you lost everything. I am currently collecting items for the next family, and storing stuff in my garage. This is how you can help. Ask people to help you help our interpreters. No one minds buying a teapot, an inexpensive set of dishes, a lamp etc. A lovely gesture came from our neighbor who donated his mom & dad’s china set. His parents had escaped from Hungary in 1956 and came here with nothing. He was honored to give Naseer and his wife his parents beautiful dishes! You can also ask people to donate gift cards. There are many creative ways to help, but we must get them here first.
  • commented 2014-07-06 23:52:25 -0400
    Just read your article in Guideposts and was moved to write you. Your story is huge and is just the type of immigration story that Americans need to hear. Have you thought about going on Mike Huckabee’s show? Think big! We have a BIG God! I’m in Marketing and PR. If I can help, pls let me know! Blessings to you!
    Nina Christensen
  • commented 2014-07-03 15:20:55 -0400
    plz like this page which is for those interpreters who have served US army less than a year and they are faced with serious threat, they are also human, they also wanna live the life of freedom. https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-want-extension-of-Iraqi-IOM-to-Afghanistan/1463048980608551?sk=settings&tab=public&edited=long_desc
  • commented 2014-06-29 13:17:57 -0400
    Matt, Janis, saw your amazing article in Guideposts, July 2014. We started a faith-based, long-term drug and alcohol recovery center for men 5 years ago called Recovery Works in a small town in SC, www.recoveryworksponderosa.com. We have a special place in our hearts for helping veterans and have a son who served in Iraq. If you know of any veterans who could benefit from our program, we would love to help them. We may also be able to help with relocation in SC for the interpreters and their families. God bless you and the important work you are doing.
    Flint Thomas
    Founder and Director
    Recovery Works
  • followed this page 2014-06-29 13:16:52 -0400
  • commented 2014-06-26 12:22:38 -0400
    Very wonderful work you are doing. I read about you in Guideposts magazine July 2014.
  • commented 2014-06-23 17:01:19 -0400
    Matt, Janis,
    Your war is not my war. Vietnam was mine, Brothers. And we wound up leaveing a slew of good people behind. In my case, it was the Montegnard Tribsmen that were left to face the Communist take over of Vietnam. I never wnat that to happen to people who have been our friends again. Is there any way I can help you and your organization.
  • commented 2014-06-23 15:40:44 -0400
    Janis
    Just read the article in the guidepost. Touched close to home. I lost my son in Afghanistan on September 17, 2008. Josh and four others were called home. Ahmadzi Ehsanullah was an interpreter as yourself. Do not know if you would have known him or not. Just felt compelled to drop you a line and say Hi. Also Ahmadzi is on my memorial in my yard. Thank you and all your brothers for what they have done for our country.
    Bill Harris
    Gold Star Dad
  • commented 2014-06-22 19:58:15 -0400
    Matt Zeller-sorry, forgot phone number:
    703-690-7760
    (Margene & Bill on answering machine)

    Thanks you!! Bill Shugarts
  • commented 2014-06-22 19:54:24 -0400
    Matt Zeller-if possible, please, I need to talk with you ASAP!!! I lead a Military Ministry at Christ United Methodist Church here in Fairfax Station, VA. Moreover, I am part of a larger organization of some 8-9 Churches called NVAMMO who are working a Afghan refugee interpreter situation very similar to yours with his family who are here in MD now as of 2 months ago. Would love to share networks and maybe we can help each other??

    Please call me at your earliest convenience and thanks!!

    THANK YOU!!

    Blessings, Bill Shugarts

    I found out about you and this story via Guideposts Magazine and will e-mail their editor as well to see how to reach you.

    Lay Leader, Christ United Methodist Church,
    Co-Leader of NVAMMO, Vietnam Veteran & NPS Docent, USO Volunteer
  • followed this page 2014-06-21 15:10:37 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-12 10:31:35 -0400
    A way to help the most faithful and vulnerable of our allies, let's not leave them in the sandbox.
  • commented 2014-05-01 08:22:02 -0400
    these peoples needs for help. take them out of Afghanistan
  • commented 2014-04-09 13:09:43 -0400
    Hi my name is Hemi Cordell, I’m a journalist from England. I was wondering if somebody could direct me tad to how I would get in touch with the directors of No One Left Behind?
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  • commented 2014-03-14 12:23:23 -0400
    Wonderful cause. Shame on Immigation that we can’t help these folks in a more expedient manner so they and their families are not in jeopardy. Or perhaps this would be a good use for an Executive Order. Regardless, great work.