SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Ahmad and Friends

This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Ahmad arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina without any existing ties in the U.S. He now works two jobs to provide for his family and played a key role in creating a supportive community of Afghan immigrants in the area. This group meets weekly to socialize, share stories, and support each other, serving as an extended family that welcomes new arrivals into their community. The videos are meant for Afghan and Iraqi SIV holders arriving to the United States who do not routinely have access to Cultural Orientation overseas.