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SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Jalal and Family

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. Jalal arrived in Richmond nine months ago in order to give his young family a safe and secure life. Jalal had worked as a translator, English and computer instructor, and deputy project manager in Afghanistan. However, he knew that he would have to “start from zero” in the U.S., so he quickly pursued training to work in the insurance industry in order to support his family and build a better life for them. The videos are meant for Afghan and Iraqi SIV applicants coming to the United States who do not routinely have access to Cultural Orientation overseas.