Immigrants welcome Afghan refugees, inspired by own journeys


I I health health clinic clinic in in California California founded founded four four decades decades ago ago to to screen screen refugees refugees from from Southeast Southeast Asia Asia is is now now part part of of the the U. U. S. S. effort effort to to resettle resettle tens tens of of thousands thousands of of people people from from Afghanistan Afghanistan Muhammad Muhammad I I time time I I got got out out of of Kabul Kabul this this summer summer with with his his wife wife and and their their ten ten year year old old daughter daughter Moses Moses he he says says the the Taliban Taliban was was about about to to come come into into the the city city and and he he was was worried worried about about his his safety safety they they went went to to the the T. T. B. B. and and refugee refugee clinic clinic at at Santa Santa Clara Clara valley valley Medical Medical Center Center in in San San Jose Jose they they are are treated treated by by nurse nurse tram tram family family who who emigrated emigrated from from Vietnam Vietnam Vietnamese Vietnamese patients patients I I see see a a lot lot of of benefits benefits to to patients patients and and especially especially that that I I see see myself myself interpreter interpreter Johanna's Johanna's option option are are moved moved to to the the U. U. S. S. from from Iran Iran in in two two thousand thousand four four she she says says the the future future for for Afghan Afghan refugees refugees can can be be bright bright do do you you gonna gonna be be able able to to help help other other community community and and I I was was so so sorry sorry eighteen eighteen different different actually actually later later on on but but at at the the beginning beginning we we need need to to help help them them to to stand stand on on their their feet feet California California is is set set to to receive receive more more than than five five thousand thousand of of an an initial initial group group of of thirty thirty seven seven thousand thousand arrivals arrivals from from Afghanistan Afghanistan I'm I'm a a Donahue Donahue

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