Afghan allies from war on terror struggle to find the American dream
The State Department offers Special Immigrant Visas to Afghans who risked their lives translating and providing other services to U.S. and allied forces during the war on terror. Sacramento's ethnic diversity and mild climate have made it a magnet
Sacramento has become a major destination for Afghan refugees who translated for U.S. troops or otherwise served in the war effort. But California hasn't provided the better life they expected. Marked for death by the Taliban at home, they've endu
Abdul Farhad Ghafoori, a former translator in Afghanistan, moved his family to the United States in hope of finding a better life and an education. He never imagined the struggle he now faces balancing a swing shift job for minimum wage and cari
Yalda Kabiri worked as a translator with U.S. task forces in Afghanistan for five years. Now she balances her desire for a college degree with a day care she runs out of her home for other Special Immigrant Visa holders. Sacramento County provides
These photos are part of The Sacramento Bee's coverage of refugees from Afghanistan who have faced tough times since coming to the United States. These people provided significant help to the American mission in that war-torn country.