Afghan refugee Basira Haidari gives her daughter, Raheel, 4, a high-five outside of family court, after she found out from a court interpreter, at left, she could leave the shelter in Davis that she had been in since May 5th after her husband violated his restraining order and pushed his way into her apartment and slapped her on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. CPS had taken away her children including son Subhan Haidari, at right, in stroller but she attended court mandated classes and has regained her children and is contributing back to the refugee community by helping others understand the resettlement process.
Afghan refugee Basira Haidari gives her daughter, Raheel, 4, a high-five outside of family court, after she found out from a court interpreter, at left, she could leave the shelter in Davis that she had been in since May 5th after her husband violated his restraining order and pushed his way into her apartment and slapped her on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. CPS had taken away her children including son Subhan Haidari, at right, in stroller but she attended court mandated classes and has regained her children and is contributing back to the refugee community by helping others understand the resettlement process. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Afghan refugee Basira Haidari gives her daughter, Raheel, 4, a high-five outside of family court, after she found out from a court interpreter, at left, she could leave the shelter in Davis that she had been in since May 5th after her husband violated his restraining order and pushed his way into her apartment and slapped her on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. CPS had taken away her children including son Subhan Haidari, at right, in stroller but she attended court mandated classes and has regained her children and is contributing back to the refugee community by helping others understand the resettlement process. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

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