Tuesday, July 15, 2008

NPR: U.S. Contractors Block Refugee Applications

NPR is reporting that Iraqi employees who risked their lives working for U.S. firms are now able to apply for refugee status in the United States. To be eligible, Iraqis must obtain a letter from their employer confirming that they worked for an American company. However, according to the report, "some Iraqis tell NPR that U.S. contractors in Iraq reject requests for employment verification," blocking their application for resettlement in the United States.

LISTEN TO THE NPR REPORT

1 comment:

JenF said...

Ok, and how long does it take to gain refugee status if and when the have proof of employment?

 
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