<![CDATA[Afghan Refugees in Sacramento County CA | Sacbee.com &]]> http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/ en-us Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:43:03 PDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:43:03 PDT Afghan Refugees 60 webmaster@sacbee.com With his province hit by ‘mother of all bombs,’ Afghan refugee in Sacramento hopes for peace http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article144480379.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:29:55 PDT

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No Safe Place: Afghans risked their lives for U.S., now struggle in Sacramento http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84312717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:46:54 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84312717.html Lost in America – Afghan refugees in Sacramento fight PTSD http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article123873249.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:00:00 PST

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He escaped Afghan violence, only to be attacked in a Sacramento parking lot http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85869262.html#storylink=rss Faisal Razmal survived years on the battlefield in Afghanistan working as a translator for U.S. forces. In Sacramento, he lost the sight in one eye when he was shot with a flare gun during an attempted robbery.

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Gritty images of an Afghan refugee document how thugs shattered his dreams http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article83703207.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:22:57 PDT  

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Afghan mother’s life crumbles when her husband is killed in Sacramento http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85881517.html#storylink=rss Malalai Rafi had been in Sacramento just a few weeks when a distracted driver plowed into her husband and 8-year-old son as they rode bikes on Edison Avenue. Her husband was killed, and her son gravely injured.

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Photos reveal heartbreak and despair of new widow’s American life http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:37:34 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530487.html Afghan doctor becomes an anchor for his community http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530147.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:40:51 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530147.html His interpreter saved his life in Afghanistan; he works so none are left behind http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85851567.html#storylink=rss U.S. system was unprepared for refugee influx, former Army officer says

Lack of affordable, decent housing is top complaint among Sacramento arrivals

Critics say resettlement agencies lack oversight; they cite limited resources

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Substandard housing for Afghan refugees reflects larger problem in Sacramento County http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article88704047.html#storylink=rss Refugees live in Arden Arcade, home to many of county’s ‘troubled properties’

Arden Arcade has the highest percentage of rental housing in the county

Sacramento County code officers inspect rental property less often than counterparts in Sacramento

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How you can help Sacramento’s Afghan refugees who served U.S. in war http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article87039852.html#storylink=rss More than 2,000 Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders and their families have resettled in Sacramento

They served alongside U.S. and coalition troops in war on terror, then fled for their lives

They survived the Taliban but are struggling to make it in Sacramento

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Former Afghan interpreter shifts gears for a new career in America http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85856422.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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Former interpreter starts over as she opens day care, goes to college http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84313357.html#storylink=rss Yalda Kabiri faced danger in Afghanistan and tries now to settle into a life in Sacramento, running a small day care service out of her home. She is also attends college courses at American River College. She had thought her dirty, bug-infested apartment was temporary. “When I talked with my caseworker, when I entered the home, she said ‘Welcome to your home.’ I ask, ‘This is my house or is it a hotel for a night?’ ”

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From battling insurgents to checking iPhones – Afghan interpreter mourns lost sense of purpose http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85853352.html#storylink=rss Abdul Farhad Ghafoori served with U.S. forces in Afghanistan and now makes $10 an hour troubleshooting iPhones in Elk Grove.

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Images document a family’s struggle with bedbugs, cockroaches and crime http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84311242.html#storylink=rss Abdul Farhad Ghafoori served the U.S. Army as an interpreter and was granted a Special Immigrant Visa to escape the threats of the Taliban. In Sacramento, he was introduced to insect infestation. “We expected the government to provide for us and put us in a good, clean place,” he said.

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They worked for U.S. troops, now work on iPhones in Elk Grove http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85921057.html#storylink=rss Afghan interpreters who aided U.S. troops on the front lines in Afghanistan now check iPhones in Elk Grove for between $10 and $12 an hour. Many work late shifts so their spouses can attend English classes during the day.

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He could have beaten his wife in Afghanistan, but here she fought back. And lost her kids. http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article144851129.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

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Afghan woman battles domestic violence, patriarchal culture http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article144935004.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:53:59 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article144935004.html Afghan woman battles domestic violence, patriarchal culture http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article144851814.html#storylink=rss Afghan refugee Basira Haidari defended herself against her husband’s violence in their Arden Arcade home. She then urged other Afghan women to take a stand against domestic violence.

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U.S. halts visas for Afghans who aided American forces http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article138786648.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:38:19 PDT

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Sacramento's Afghan refugees suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article123927374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:42:43 PST http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article123927374.html Congress extends Afghan visa program, but it may be the last time http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article119692253.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:30:28 PST

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Photographs from 'No Safe Place,' a special report by The Sacramento Bee http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article98925602.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:02:27 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article98925602.html Matsui calls on GAO to investigate Afghan refugee resettlement process http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article98937237.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:43:19 PDT

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Afghan refugees, how you can help http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article87424442.html#storylink=rss The Bee’s special report, No Safe Place, showed hardships faced by Afghan refugees here

Several organizations offer ways for you to donate, provide services

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Chat live: The stories behind ‘No Safe Place’ and Afghan refugees in Sacramento http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85826197.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85826197.html Afghan doctor volunteers as a lifeline for new arrivals http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85859977.html#storylink=rss Dr. Fahim Pirzada earns $10 an hour working as a medical interpreter, but he donates most of his time to helping other newly arrived Afghans. He is a one-man crisis response team, dealing with troubles ranging from depression to bedbug bites.

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Stripped of their names, refugees head to court http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85861507.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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We owe Afghan refugees far better than this http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article85897252.html#storylink=rss Sacramento County has taken in more special visa refugees than any other California county

Special section in The Sacramento Bee tells the stories of shattered bodies and dreams

More assistance could help refugees make a better start in their new country

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Q&A: How do agencies manage refugees? http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article85920292.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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