US Military Afghan Interpreter Trying to Get to America Could Get Visa Revoked

Worried about Taliban targeting him in Afghanistan


The Afghan interpreter who finally received a visa for a new life in the U.S.could have it revoked after only two weeks—and has gone into hiding amid fears he and his family have become targets of the Taliban.

Janis Shinwary already had quit his job as a translator for the U.S. military stationed in Afghanistan and sold all of his family's possessions in anticipation for moving stateside. But the process to obtain the visa, which already put him and his loved ones in harm's way, has apparently stalled with no explanation from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.