<![CDATA[Afghan Refugees News |]]> https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/ en-us Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:37:30 PST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:37:30 PST Afghan Refugees 60 webmaster@sacbee.com With his province hit by ‘mother of all bombs,’ Afghan refugee in Sacramento hopes for peace https://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 https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84312717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:46:54 PDT https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84312717.html Lost in America – Afghan refugees in Sacramento fight PTSD https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:37:34 PDT https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530487.html Afghan doctor becomes an anchor for his community https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530147.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:40:51 PDT https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84530147.html His interpreter saved his life in Afghanistan; he works so none are left behind https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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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Sacramento teen pleads guilty to shooting Afghan war interpreter in face with flare gun https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article210418929.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 03 May 2018 17:28:12 PDT

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Afghan woman battles domestic violence, patriarchal culture https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article144935004.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:53:59 PDT https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article144935004.html He could have beaten his wife in Afghanistan, but here she fought back. And lost her kids. https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article123927374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:42:43 PST https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article123927374.html Congress extends Afghan visa program, but it may be the last time https://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 https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article98925602.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:02:27 PDT https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article98925602.html Matsui calls on GAO to investigate Afghan refugee resettlement process https://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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