- Steve Israel: Muslim translators who helped US troops are among the most hurt by the ban
- They risked their lives to serve the US military and intelligence forces, he writes
Former Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat from New York, is chairman of the Long Island University Global Institute and a CNN contributor. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)President Trump's executive order banning refugees and others from entering the United States damages many; but none worse than a small group of Muslims who were willing to sacrifice their lives aiding our troops: language translators in Iraq and Afghanistan.