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The little moments that create welcoming communities can make the largest impact in the life of a refugee child. As part of World Relief Sacramento’s Children and Youth Department highlight, we attended Welcome Club, a weekly afterschool program that focuses on character development and cultural engagement. Students learned about the gift of friendship and love…

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Creating belonging happens in so many ways in Sacramento.   Jazmin grew up believing she wouldn’t have the opportunity to graduate from college and start a full-time career. When she was a junior in high school, she met with the Immigration Legal Services team at World Relief Sacramento who helped her apply for Deferred Action for…

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by Anna Colby Staff Attorney, World Relief Sacramento “DACA.” The word gets thrown around in the news all the time, yet lately it has seemed to be used more as a political bartering tool than as a reminder of the real people immigration policies affect. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is…

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By Alexis Bell, Spectrum News // RALEIGH, N.C. — A recent surge of Afghan refugees coming to North Carolina has made it difficult to find housing for all the families, leaving some to stay in hotels. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) North Carolina is helping some of the refugees coming to our state. Omer,…

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By Mona Dougani // This story originally published online at NC Health News. Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, and Raleigh are starting to see Afghan refugees, who were displaced from their home country in August, resettle in North Carolina. As the refugees arrive, other Afghan residents already in this state have lessons to share about some of the mental…

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