Grassley Confronted On Immigration By Man Who Says He Was Afghan Translator

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February 21, 2017 1:22 p.m.

A man who said he was shot twice while serving as an interpreter with U.S. armed forces and is having problems seeking asylum confronted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) during a town hall on Tuesday.

“I am a person from a Muslim country, and I am a Muslim,” Zalmay Niazy said at a town hall meeting in Iowa Falls, Iowa. “Who is going to save me here? Who is going to stand behind me?”

Niazy said that he was shot twice while working as a translator with U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan and is having problems seeking asylum, according to a report by KCCI.

“Senator, answer his question!” a member of the crowd shouted.

“I’m going down the list and when we’re done with that list we’ll —” Grassley began.

The crowd interrupted him with boos and shouts of “answer the question.”

Grassley later offered to have his office help Niazy, per KCCI’s report.

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