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Hashmatulla Rasooly and his 2-year-old son take in the sights and sounds of the National Zoo a few weeks after arriving in the United States. The Rasoolys left Afghanistan after it became unsafe for the family because of Hashmatulla's work as an interpreter with U.S. forces. (Carmel Delshad / WAMU)MoreCloseclosemore
Hashmatulla Rasooly and his 2-year-old son take in the sights and sounds of the National Zoo a few weeks after arriving in the United States. The Rasoolys left Afghanistan after it became unsafe for the family because of Hashmatulla's work as an interpreter with U.S. forces. (Carmel Delshad / WAMU)

Refugees resettling in America have found themselves at the center of political and social debates throughout the country. From the 2016 presidential election to the White House’s two travel bans, refugees are increasingly becoming a politicized group.

But some are also finding themselves at the center of community generosity. Carmel Delshad (@cdelshad) of Here & Now contributor WAMU brings you the story of one Afghan family's first few weeks in America, and the people who are helping them.

This segment aired on April 12, 2017.

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