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November 19, 2007

November 19, 2007

The Middle East Times

The U.S. government has done little to address the grave danger faced by those who embrace the American presence in Iraq. Currently no infrastructure exists to aid Iraqi employees once organizations withdraw from Iraq, and the process of obtaining refugee status to resettle in the United States is sluggish at best.

"We need to look into how to repay our moral obligations to these people," said Kirk Johnson, a former regional reconstruction coordinator for USAID in Iraq and founder of The List: Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies. "There is a point at which this administration's statements either have to be declared irrelevant or they need to start moving."

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