For the American public, the war in Iraq is over, receding quickly from our memory.
But for tens of thousands of Iraqis who have risked their lives in the service of America, it continues at a perilous clip. They continue to receive death threats from militants who view them as traitors. Some have been assassinated since our withdrawal.
Sadly, the current policy of the United States towards these is simple: submit your application and wait. If you can survive for two years (the current amount of time an Iraqi must wait for their first interview to be scheduled), we might consider resettling you.
The List Project has helped over 1,500 U.S.-affiliated Iraqis make it to safety over the years, and our work continues.
For a recent update on the situation, see this New York Times op-doc about the List Project’s work and the case of one Iraqi who couldn’t wake our bureaucracy up quickly enough: