November 17, 2021

Hundreds of Afghan families who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover are now adjusting to American life in San Diego.

The Council on American-Islamic relations, also known as CAIR, has been helping families transition and reunite with separated family members.

Tazheen Nizam, associate executive director with CAIR San Diego, said there are a lot of gaps, despite the help they received from resettlement agencies. She says they are helping over 50 Afghan families with translation, documentation and other resources needed to adjust.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Nathan Fletcher also stated his support for CAIR and the Muslim residents across San Diego County. “Our County embraces the diversity and contributions of immigrants, including our Muslim community members and what they do to enrich the fabric of our communities and they deserve to be treated with respect,” he said.

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