Matt Zeller ’04 published an op-ed on President Trump’s executive order and immigration ban in the Washington Post on Jan. 28. In “Trump shuts the door on men and women who have sacrificed for America,” Zeller wrote that the order “shut the door on thousands of foreign interpreters, our wartime allies, who have served alongside our military since 2001.”
Zeller continued, “I am only here writing this piece because of my Afghan Muslim translator, Janis. He shot and killed two Taliban fighters who nearly ambushed me in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008.”
Zeller is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and the co-founder and chief executive of No One Left Behind.