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Border Patrol Berlitz, No Más

"U.S. Border Patrol agents will no longer serve as interpreters when local law enforcement agencies request language help, according to a new decree issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The new guidance said agents should refer such requests to private services often used by government...

Afghan Interpreters for the U.S. Are Left Stranded and at Risk

"Thousands of Afghan applicants are caught in an approval process that lasts more than two years. As many as 5,000 were waiting to begin the process as of last fall. The State Department declined to comment on the number of applications submitted, the backlog or any phase of the visa approval process...

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Naturalization; Residence Abroad; Interpreters & Translators

" On June 10, 2013, USCIS updated the section of the USCIS Policy Manual regarding time spent abroad by interpreters and translators employed by or under contract with the Chief of Mission or U.S. armed forces. Previous policy allowed individuals employed abroad as interpreters or translators...

Afghan Interpreters Denied Visas; DOS Says They Face No 'Serious Threat'

"A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked alongside American troops are being denied U.S. visas allotted by Congress because the State Department says there is no serious threat against their lives. But the interpreters, many of whom served in Taliban havens for years, say U.S. officials...

USCIS Pulls Draft Memo on 'Role and Use of Interpreters' from Web

This memo (draft, 'Role and Use of Interpreters') was on the official USCIS website for a few days here . Now it's not. "This memo is in the process of being deleted until further notice," says the USCIS Public Engagement Division in an email, Nov. 10, 2015. For research and...

USCIS Draft Policy Memo for Comment: The Role and Use of Interpreters

USCIS, Nov. 24, 2015 - "This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role and use of interpreters, as well as ensures the consistent use of interpreters who appear before USCIS during certain interviews conducted in domestic field offices." "DRAFT FOR COMMENT ONLY Posted...

USCIS Policy Memo: The Role and Use of Interpreters in Domestic Field Office Interviews (Jan. 17, 2017)

USCIS, Jan. 17, 2017 - "To advance consistent standards for interpretation in interviews conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), this Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role and use of interpreters in certain interviews conducted in USCIS domestic field...

Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban Amended: Iraqi S.I.V. Interpreters Will Be Allowed In to U.S.

New York Times, Feb. 2, 2017 - "The Trump administration amended its visa ban on Thursday to allow emigration by the families of Iraqi interpreters who served the United States government and military forces deployed in their country. ... In a statement about the change sent to The New York Times...