Join ATA in Advocating for Translators and Interpreters Affected by Immigration Changes
By Kristy Brown Lust MATI Director
As a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA), the voice of over 10,000 interpreters and translators in the United States and abroad, MATI’s mission includes cooperating with the ATA and advocat[ing] for the rights and interests of professional translators and interpreters. We share the concerns raised by the ATA in its recent statement about President Trump’s executive order on immigration, and we invite our members to join us in advocating for interpreters and translators who are negatively impacted by this order.
ATA wrote that the President’s executive order, which suspends issuing visas to nationals from certain countries in the Middle East and northern Africa, will have a negative effect on interpreters and translators who are citizens of those countries.
The statement continues, ATA values the strengths and skills of its diverse membership, which includes a large number of immigrants to this country as well as overseas members in over 100 countries. The experience and expertise brought by these members benefits not only the association, but the nation at large.
Read the full statement and find links to join ATA in contacting your elected officials to advocate for translators and interpreters in the United States and around the world.