Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holder Naimatullah Sultani, 27, left, a workforce development specialist with Lao Family Community Development, Inc., departs a meeting with two Afghan SIV's on Oct. 27, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Both SIV's earned engineering degrees in Afghanistan but their credentials didn't transfer to equivalent jobs here. Sultani was hoping to get them a job working in a warehouse for about $12 an hour. One of the candidates who has been living in the U.S. two months said IRC has not helped him find a job and was hopeful that Sultani would because he says where he is living is unsafe and he needs to earn enough money to move.
Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holder Naimatullah Sultani, 27, left, a workforce development specialist with Lao Family Community Development, Inc., departs a meeting with two Afghan SIV's on Oct. 27, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Both SIV's earned engineering degrees in Afghanistan but their credentials didn't transfer to equivalent jobs here. Sultani was hoping to get them a job working in a warehouse for about $12 an hour. One of the candidates who has been living in the U.S. two months said IRC has not helped him find a job and was hopeful that Sultani would because he says where he is living is unsafe and he needs to earn enough money to move. Renee C. Byer
Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holder Naimatullah Sultani, 27, left, a workforce development specialist with Lao Family Community Development, Inc., departs a meeting with two Afghan SIV's on Oct. 27, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Both SIV's earned engineering degrees in Afghanistan but their credentials didn't transfer to equivalent jobs here. Sultani was hoping to get them a job working in a warehouse for about $12 an hour. One of the candidates who has been living in the U.S. two months said IRC has not helped him find a job and was hopeful that Sultani would because he says where he is living is unsafe and he needs to earn enough money to move. Renee C. Byer

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