Iraqi Refugee Survives Day to Day, Helps Others Settle in U.S.
In Atlanta, Ahmed Ali is living the American Dream. Each morning he leaves the house long before his two young children have awakened, goes to a job that pays… More
Haunted by Murder, Iraqi ‘Fixer’ Struggles in U.S.
In October 2006, Iraqi journalist and translator Ahmed Ali spoke on his mobile phone with the Shia militiamen who had kidnapped his sister's husband. "Do not worry, you will… More
Left Behind: Scott Pelley On The Plight Of Iraqis Who Helped The U.S.
When U.S. troops invaded Iraq, they had a major handicap – they didn’t speak the language. There would have been no progress, and likely more American dead, had it… More
PEN Applauds New Law Expanding Iraqi Refugee Processing
President Bush has signed PEN-supported legislation that requires the United States to expand programs to resettle Iraqi refugees in the U.S., removing some of the major barriers that have… More
With PEN’s Assistance, Refugee Iraqi Writers Now Safe in U.S.
PEN’s efforts to secure safe havens for threatened Iraqi writers and journalists bore fruit this past month, as two PEN colleagues and their families were flown from Syria to… More
In Congress, PEN Presses for Action on Iraqi Refugees
In testimony presented to Congress this week, journalist and PEN Trustee George Packer urged the U.S. government to clarify and streamline the process for resettling Iraqis targeted for death… More