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August 22, 2023, "Two years after fall of Kabul, Afghan military veterans grapple with a new life in Maine", by Ari Snider, Maine Public Radio.

August 21, 2023, "Former Afghan Pilots . . . Graduate Union Construction Academy in Lewiston", by Andy O'Brien, Maine AFL-CIO.

July 22, 2023, "Feeling well grounded in Lewiston: How 2 Afghan pilots came to Lewiston", by Ella Beiser, Portland Press Herald. After the Taliban stormed Kabul two years ago, two pilots lost their homes and came to the U.S. Now, they hope to fly in Maine.

November 11, 2022, "An Afghan Adjustment Act is needed to help our allies", Bangor Daily News.

November 7, 2022, "Afghan Special Operations vets get new tech through Maine nonprofit", News Center Maine.

October 24, 2022, "Maine Afghan community group elects women to leadership roles", Yahoo!News.

September 25, 2022, "Three who narrowly escaped Kabul rebuild their lives in Maine", Press Herald. They are among more than 260 Afghans who have settled in the state since U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021.

September 23, 2022, "Maine military veterans press Congress to let newly arrived Afghan allies stay in U.S.", WMTW.com. The Afghan Adjustment Act would open path to legal permanent residency.

September 13, 2022, "Veterans are left with burden of saving our Afghan allies", Bangor Daily News.

August 31, 2022, "The Golden Door: August 2022", Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project Maine.

August 23, 2022, "One year after U.S. withdrawal, Maine organizations continue to support Afghan evacuees", News Center Maine. The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and Catholic Charities are licensed resettlement agencies in the state and have supported Afghans fleeing violence.

June 12, 2022, "Recent Afghan refugee creating new life for himself and his family in Maine", WMTW.com.

January 15, 2022, "Maine communities work together to welcome Afghan refugees", Stars and Stripes.

January 14, 2022, "Afghan refugees beging to settle into new life in Lewiston", Fox 23 WGME.

November 15, 2021, "Maine agencies, Afghan community leaders respond to growing number of refugees", Press Herald. The Afghan Community of Maine formally organizes as two new agencies join Catholic Charities Maine in resettling as many as 225 Afghan refugees.

October 15, 2021, "Afghan evacuees begin to arrive in Maine", Press Herald.

October 8, 2021, "Preparing for Afghan refugees, Maine immigrant aid groups build network of support", Beacon.

August 17, 2021, "Afghans in Maine fearful as Taliban seize power in Afghanistan", Press Herald. The state's Afghan community is raising money to help families respond to the crisis.

 


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