Take Two for February 14, 2013

A late Iraqi interpreter's family's long quest for US asylum

U.S. Military Patrols In Baghdad

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An interpreter with the U.S. Army Bravo Company 82nd Airborne participates in a patrol August 23, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq. There are increasing calls for the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki due to his failure to quell walkouts by Sunni members of Parliament and his inability to bring about agreements on power sharing within the divided government.

A young Iraqi interpreter was killed several years ago while working for U.S. troops. His Army captain has worked for years to get his family asylum status, and they're finally arriving in San Diego tomorrow.

From the Fronteras Desk, reporter Jill Replogle tells the story of the interpreter and Capt. Blake Hall's quest to insure his family's safe arrival in the U.S.


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