On the 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq, Iraqis who risked their lives to protect and assist the U.S. military and civilian administrators are unable to leave the country because of inefficiencies in the visa program that was created to protect them, the International Rescue Committee said today. Worse, the IRC added, the Special Immigrant Visa program is set to expire this September even though it has not come close to fulfilling its obligations.
The International Rescue Committee turns 80 this year, but they wield social media tools as deftly as organizations a tenth their age might. This is due in large part to the efforts of their online community builder, Ruth Fertig.
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