European Union Young Translators Contest Kicks Off

By ATA | September 20, 2021

Secondary schools in all European Union (EU) countries can now start enrolling for Juvenes Translatores, the European Commission’s annual translation contest. Participants can translate…

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How Language Classes Are Moving Past the Gender Binary

By ATA | September 20, 2021

Languages that contain only “he” and “she” pronouns pose problems for communicating about gender identity. Here’s how some language teachers are helping. Tal Janner-Klausner…

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Leicestershire Police Clamping Down on Interpreter Fraud

By ATA | September 20, 2021

The chief of police in Leicestershire, England, warned that people trying to pass themselves off as interpreters “will be dealt with.” Chief Constable of…

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Third Circuit Court Says Speakers of English Dialects Have Right to Interpreter

By ATA | September 20, 2021

The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that immigration judges must ascertain whether those facing deportation who speak English dialects also understand…

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After Interpreter Issues, Three Guantánamo Detainees Charged in 2002 Bali Bombings

By ATA | September 20, 2021

Following a one-day delay due to issues with one of the court interpreters, three men who had been detained by the U.S. for 18…

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White House Chief of Staff Commits to Evacuating Afghan Interpreter Who Helped Rescue Biden in 2008

By ATA | September 20, 2021

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain committed to evacuate from Afghanistan the Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-Senator Joe Biden and two other…

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Federal Case Involving Linguist Recruiters Dismissed

By ATA | July 19, 2021

A federal judge in Virginia has dismissed indictments against six linguistic recruiters accused of participating in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Army by…

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Biden Defends Afghan Pullout, Sets Evacuation for Interpreters

By ATA | July 19, 2021

President Biden defended the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan, claiming the U.S. met goals outlined 20 years ago, while pledging that his administration would…

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California Fines Los Angeles County Superior Court for Safety Violations during Pandemic

By ATA | July 19, 2021

After COVID-19 outbreaks and the deaths of several court interpreters who worked in Los Angeles County courthouses, California’s Division of Occupational Health and Safety…

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In Virginia, Language a Barrier for Latino Victims of Violence Seeking Help

By ATA | June 18, 2021

In Virginia, language continues to be a barrier for Latino victims of violence in need of assistance. A Richmond nonprofit is seeking to change…

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U.S. Department of Justice Settles with Pennsylvania City over Language Barriers to Spanish-Speaking Residents

By ATA | June 18, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with a Pennsylvania police department after launching a civil rights investigation into potential barriers…

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Hundreds More Afghans and Their Families to be Allowed to Settle in U.K.

By ATA | June 18, 2021

Plans to rapidly relocate hundreds more Afghans who worked for the British military and U.K. government, mostly as interpreters, have been announced. Including family…

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