American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan depend on Arabic translators. However, being an Iraqi interpreter for the U.S. military is a dangerous job. Dozens of translators have been killed by insurgents and many more targeted for their work with Americans. Safa Ismael worked as a translator for the U.S. military in Mosul for two years, despite threats to his life. After narrowly escaping a car bomb, Ismael decided he needed to leave Iraq. With the help of some of the American soldiers he worked with, Safa Ismael was granted a special VISA for translators and came to Philadelphia where he now lives and works. Today we’ll talk with Safa Ismael and two of the Americans who helped bring him here — State Representative Brian Lentz , who served in 416th Civil Affairs Battalion in Iraq and Lt Col Jeffrey Voice, a casulty assistance officer.