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World Relief Sacramento Announces New Office Director, Mark Dandenaeu

June 21, 2022 |
World Relief Praises Bipartisan Introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act in Congress, Urges Swift Congressional Passage and Support by the President

June 21, 2022 CONTACT:Audrey Gardenaudrey.garden@pinkston.co571-405-1606 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, Mark Dandeneau was announced as the new office director of World Relief Sacramento. Mark is an experienced senior executive for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, having served California’s most vulnerable populations for more than 20 years. Mark will continue the hard work of Kerry Ham, who…

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Over 50,000 Afghan evacuees expected to resettle in U.S., says DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

September 3, 2021

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he expects the U.S. will resettle over 50,000 Afghan evacuees, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, visa holders, applicants for special immigrant visas (SIVs) and others at risk, including “journalists, and vulnerable women and girls.”

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Afghan families are being rapidly resettled in the US. But adjusting to their new lives will take years

August 27, 2021

One Afghan family in Sacramento recently arrived from Kabul, where the Taliban came knocking on their door. The father was able to get a Special Immigrant Visa to resettle in the US. The family counts themselves as among the fortunate ones, but they worry about those they left behind.

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For many Afghan refugees, the struggles don’t end when they reach U.S. soil

August 21, 2021

Here in Arden Arcade, a Sacramento neighborhood known for low rents in run-down apartments, Afghan refugees stressed that the United States’ obligations to help those who furthered the U.S. mission should not end when migrants land on American soil — as many felt it had for them.

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Here’s how you can help Afghan refugees in Sacramento

August 20, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Americans are more concerned than ever about what will become of Afghans fleeing their country. In truth, many could end up in the Sacramento area. It’s one of the most popular locations for Afghan immigrants.

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Local Afghan Families Worry For Loved Ones Back Home: ‘I Don’t Know If He Is Alive Right Now’

August 19, 2021

The sound of gunfire and chaotic images are part of a firsthand perspective of the devastation a Sacramento woman’s fiancé has seen the last three days at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport.

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World Relief Applauds Biden Administration’s Renewed Commitment to a Presidential Determination of 62,500 for Refugee Resettlement in FY2021

May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, President Biden raised the refugee ceiling for FY2021 to 62,500, following…

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