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Finding Hope in “DACA” – Interview with Jazmin

January 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Finding Hope in “DACA” – Interview with Jazmin

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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What is “DACA” ?

January 12, 2022

by Anna Colby Staff Attorney, World Relief Sacramento “DACA.” The word gets thrown around in the news all the time,…

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Welcome Afghans Event

October 15, 2021

Toba’s idea was simple: give hot meals to Afghan families. “They say the smallest act of kindness can make the…

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Sacramento Region To Host Thousands Of Afghan Refugees

September 22, 2021

BY JENSEN RADER The U.S. continues to welcome waves of Afghan refugees and a large percentage of them are settling…

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The Afghan Immigration Crisis Is Bigger, Faster, More Traumatic. Are Ministries Ready?

September 20, 2021

BY STEFANI MCDADE One of World Relief’s focuses is on dealing with the trauma incoming Afghans will face upon their…

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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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