By Robin Epley
SACRAMENTO, Calif — Spurred by the United States’ withdrawal from its two-decade war in Afghanistan, more than 600,000 Afghans have fled the country since the beginning of this year. By the end of the year, according to the local chapter of the International Rescue Committee, more than 1,700 Afghan evacuees are expected to resettle in the Sacramento area. …
Sacramento Councilman Sean Loloee said his personal cellphone number has been circulating for weeks among refugee families desperately looking for a way to get to the area. Loloee, who is originally from Iran, said the refugees have “a choice: Die, or be in limbo until we can find you a place. That’s how bad it is over there right now.
“We all need to pitch in because we turned our back on these individuals. Now it is our responsibility to make sure these families are protected.”
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