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Iraqi Translator Settles in MA

Since the start of the war in Iraq — five years ago this week — more than 250 interpreters have been killed there. Iraqis who work as translators for Americans are in constant danger, and they're often considered traitors to their own country.

Many want to move to the U.S., and in 2006 Congress created "special immigrant" status for a certain number.

One interpreter from Najaf who got a visa recently settled in Massachusetts. Now he's brought his family over and they're settling down for their first week together in Quincy.
Here's WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov with more on their story.

This program aired on March 17, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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