Afghan refugee Mohammad Marouf Sharifi, 37, and his wife Maleha, 28, tearfully describe how they left their family behind in Afghanistan to come to Sacramento. As a Special Immigrant Visa holder, Sharifi went through a 3 ½ year vetting process to come to the United States. He said he now worries that fear of refugees will become contagious in his new country, particularly in light of President Donald Trump’s executive order.
Afghan refugee Mohammad Marouf Sharifi, 37, and his wife Maleha, 28, tearfully describe how they left their family behind in Afghanistan to come to Sacramento. As a Special Immigrant Visa holder, Sharifi went through a 3 ½ year vetting process to come to the United States. He said he now worries that fear of refugees will become contagious in his new country, particularly in light of President Donald Trump’s executive order. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Afghan refugee Mohammad Marouf Sharifi, 37, and his wife Maleha, 28, tearfully describe how they left their family behind in Afghanistan to come to Sacramento. As a Special Immigrant Visa holder, Sharifi went through a 3 ½ year vetting process to come to the United States. He said he now worries that fear of refugees will become contagious in his new country, particularly in light of President Donald Trump’s executive order. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

Do refugees receive enough vetting? Sacramento newcomers describe their experiences

January 31, 2017 4:00 AM

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