ATA President David Rumsey Featured on CNBC and PBS Nightly Business Report 

By ATA | July 15, 2017

American Translators Association (ATA) President David Rumsey was featured on CNBC’s Where the Jobs Are series and the PBS Nightly Business Report. The news programs interviewed Rumsey, Past ATA President Jiri Stejskal, and ATA Member Jutta Diel-Dominique for stories concerning the growing demand for translators and interpreters. “As the economy becomes more globalized and businesses…

ATA Statement Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Nightly Business Report

By ATA | January 22, 2017

As the voice of over 10,000 interpreters and translators in the United States and abroad, the American Translators Association is very concerned about President Trump’s recent Executive Order to suspend issuing visas to nationals from certain countries in the Middle East and northern Africa. This decision will have a negative effect on interpreters and translators…

ATA Urges Continuation of Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Translators and Interpreters

By ATA | May 30, 2016

The American Translators Association joins 13 translator and interpreter associations to urge continuation of special immigrant visas for Afghan translators and interpreters. The following letter was sent May 2016 to the following Senators and Representatives: Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Sen. John McCain, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee…

ATA Warns the U.S. Department of Justice Against the Use of Unqualified Interpreters in Immigration Proceedings

By ATA | November 20, 2015

The American Translators Association joins eight associations to warn the U.S. Department of Justice against the use of unqualified interpreters in immigration proceedings. View Letter.

ATA Responds to Department of Homeland Security

By ATA | November 14, 2014

When the Department of Homeland Security called for comment on its Language Access Plans, ATA responded quickly with an in-depth analysis and review. Many thanks to volunteers from the Interpreters Division for their long hours of work in support of ATA’s reply. ATA’s response includes a comprehensive review of both interpreting and translation services in…