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Iraqis Who Translated for U.S. Seek Visas

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Iraqis Who Translated for U.S. Seek Visas

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Iraqis Who Translated for U.S. Seek Visas

Iraqis Who Translated for U.S. Seek Visas

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The United Nations is holding a two-day conference in Geneva to focus attention on the plight of Iraqi refugees. More than two million Iraqis have fled to neighboring countries; almost that many are displaced inside Iraq.

One group that is at special risk: Iraqis who have worked as translators for U.S. troops and diplomats.

The Bush administration is allowing 50 of the translators to enter the United States each year, and Congress is working on legislation that would allow many more to resettle in this country.