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An Afghan family in Denver on the new obstacles they face as refugees in the US

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8min 47sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
M. holds his infant daughter in the home he now shares with the Cheverton family. Dec. 22, 2021.

For the tens of thousands of Afghans who fled to the U.S. when the Taliban took over, resettling in the United States has come with many challenges. We meet two families brought together by these historic circumstances. One is an Afghan family that was among the 80,000 people who were able to flee to the U.S. after the American military withdrew from Afghanistan. The other is the family they turned to for help when they reached Colorado. Denverite’s Kevin Beaty has the story of these two families and their unique connection. We also learn about other Afghan families who are desperate to find new homes.