…it took a U.S. soldier two years and thousands of dollars in legal costs to get a visa for his friend, an endangered Iraqi military translator, to come here.
They became good buddies during the war, the young American soldier and his invaluable Iraqi translator. Bandar Hasan had risked his life for many soldiers, and Sgt. Joey Coon became determined to do all he could to save his friend. Iraqis who work for the U.S. military are under constant threat of death.
It would have been easier for the soldier to sneak him in at the Mexican border, and then he would get free healthcare and benefits.
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