Here are the testimonies of just three out of the hundreds of Iraqi allies that have made it to America through the List Project. While we are thrilled with their new-found safety, many thousands more remain in bureaucratic limbo.
To Be a Friend is Fatal: the Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind
The List Project was founded in June 2007 with the belief that the United States Government has an urgent moral obligation to resettle to safety Iraqis who are imperiled due to their affiliation with America.
Our groundbreaking program of pro bono legal assistance from hundreds of attorneys at top law firms has helped bring over 1,500 Iraqi allies to safety.
Although the war is officially over for the American public, Iraqis who formerly assisted our troops, diplomats, and aid workers are still in grave danger. Our mission continues.
This American Life devoted the hour to the List Project's mission and the story of one Iraqi, "Omar," who pleaded unsuccessfully with U.S. government bureaucracies for help.
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