Pentagon Lists Iraqis Who Helped U.S. Military to Keep Off Trump’s Travel Ban

Posted January 30, 2017 at 3:52pm

The Los Angeles Times reports that “the Pentagon is compiling a list of Iraqi citizens who have worked with the U.S. military and is recommending that they be exempt from President Trump’s temporary ban on entry to the U.S. by people from Iraq and six other predominantly Muslim countries, according to the U.S. military.”

“The move could potentially shield tens of thousands of Iraqi interpreters, advisors, and others who have assisted the American military from the president’s controversial executive action that blocked visitors from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.”

“Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Monday that the list will include names of individuals who have ‘demonstrated their commitment’ to helping the United States.”