Sept. 1, 2022: An Afghan family’s harrowing escape to a new home in Colorado

September 1, 2022
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Afghan refugee Ahmad Siddiqi during an interview in Broomfield, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

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Sept. 1, 2022: An Afghan family’s harrowing escape to a new home in Colorado

Afghans who escaped Kabul a year ago are making a life for themselves. Or trying to. Like other refugees, they contend with enduring trauma, culture shock, homesickness, and obstacles to employment. Today we meet Ahmad Siddiqi, an Afghan who now calls Colorado home with his wife and four children. Then, Jefferson County grapples with half-empty schools. And how did Broomfield get its name?