“Do not despair” Americans will help Afghans in their new homeland

By Jamie Stingle and Julie Watson

Dallas, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) – Caroline Clarin’s phone rang for days as she worked from her home in rural Minnesota to beg for help from desperate messages from the world. Avoid

Clarin Raymond, who has run the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s program in Afghanistan since 2017, has helped five Afghans and their families enter the United States through the program. They are now trying to help more than half a dozen other Afghans and their families have left Afghanistan.

I said, “I’m waiting for the Taliban and the Taliban to be killed, and it’s not over until it’s over.”

And I’m fine as much as I can in my comfortable chair in Minnesota, please don’t despair, I will try to think about your children and keep them.

Throughout the United States, Americans are rushing to help Afghans fleeing the Taliban. Compassionate, introverted people range from volunteers in refugee resettlement agencies to Clarin and Raymond.

For his part, Russell Smith, chief executive of the Texas Immigration Service, said people are calling for agencies like him to help prepare for the coming. Normally, at least one week’s notice is that families are coming to the cities where they live, but that is accelerated.

“It’s a little faster than we are, I think, if anyone is really ready,” said Smith.

Since the end of July, more than 2,000 Afghans have flown to the Fort Lee military base in Virginia, and thousands more are expected. Afghans who work for the US government and their families may be eligible for a special refugee visa.

Tens of thousands more have been delayed due to delays in applying for visas.

From Fort Lee, the goal is to relocate them to their new communities “as soon as possible,” said Jennifer Simie, senior vice president of the International Rescue Committee.

Refugees receive temporary food and housing assistance during the first 90 days of non-profit organizations working with a combination of government assistance and private donations. They may also have access to some long-term services, such as language courses and citizenship courses, but they are expected to live independently.

“They must be very strong,” he said, referring to hundreds of Afghan refugees in northern Virginia for more than 15 years. It’s not easy. ” Basically, they are employed, paying their rent, that must happen very quickly.

Afghans who worked for the Clarinet program in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011 were eligible for special refugee visas because their salaries came from the US military.

The program employs Afghans in college and other related fields with college degrees to train regional governments and farmers to improve productivity and alleviate poverty.

But many of their visa applications did not go on for years until Clarin deleted emails to senators. She is very diligent and asks for letters of advice.

Ihsanullah Patan, a gardener and his family, used her retirement money to pay for Clarin’s trip. They arrived in Minnesota in May.

Standing next to Patan, a wife of 4 to 11 years old and four children, she said, “It’s the best investment I’ve ever made.”

A.D. Patan, who applied for the visa in 2016, thanked the couple for inviting the family and said: “Without them, it would not be possible to leave.”

“Thank God we’re here now,” Patan said, adding that his friends were being killed for working for the United States.

“The American spirit is the best and the strongest call to love our neighbors,” said Mara Vigaran Crash and Raymond, who gave Patan’s apartment to Patan’s apartment after the couple spoke.

“We can no longer be thankful for the support of volunteers, advocates and donors from all walks of life,” said Mara Vignarah.

By greeting Afghans at airports and helping families get on with their new lives, people can help in many ways, including resettlement agencies.

Megan Carlton, of the Texas Immigration Service, also volunteers to set up refugee homes in the Dallas area. On Tuesday, she filled an apartment for a family from Afghanistan.

Over the years, she has created her own network of home furnishings, in addition to additional items such as paintings and flower pots to make them feel like a home.

None of us can control what is going on there, but we can control it, ”she said,“ we can create this house. ” SNE SNE

Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is automatically generated by news agency feeds. Source – PTI

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