Becca Heller Discusses Dangers Faced by Afghan Interpreters Who Helped the US

Former Skadden Fellow Becca Heller (’10) was quoted in a front-page Washington Post article about the growing denial rate for U.S. visas requested by Afghan interpreters who assisted American troops (“In Afghanistan, Interpreters Who Helped U.S. in War Denied Visas; U.S. Says They Face No Threat,” Nov. 10). “For the past few months, we have been seeing an alarming number of Afghan [special immigrant visa] applicants denied by Embassy Kabul for allegedly ‘not facing a threat,’” said Becca, who directs the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. “These are people being hunted down by Taliban forces because of their work with the United States.”