Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.

Thousands of Afghans, including many of Yousafzai’s relatives, tried to flee Afghanistan in the last weeks of August, after the Taliban seized control amid the U.S. withdrawal. Millions more had already left over the past 20 years, their lives long ago upended by the war on terror.

The Afghan American men spiked their volleyball shots with an anxious intensity as twilight fell on the fourth night of the Taliban’s takeover of their home country.

Activist Claudio Rojas says he was deported to his homeland, Argentina, for appearing in a film that criticized U.S. immigration authorities.

When Mohammed Iqbal Selanee and Josh Rodriguez hugged in Washington, DC, this week, it was an embrace years in the making.

“When we heard that news, we didn’t know how they would get out,” Mr. Wali, 55, said in an interview. “How is it possible to get out?”

Roughly a quarter of the more than 100,000 Afghans evacuated from Kabul in August have already arrived at American military bases for further processing, awaiting their opportunity to start a new life in the US. But amid a nationwide affordable housing crisis, finding them a place to call home is proving a major obstacle.

The FBI agents pressured Djumaev into giving up his permanent resident status, accusing him of criminal activity and interrogating him about former employers who had faced federal criminal charges, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

Ali-Reza Torabi was a sixth-grader in San Diego when two planes slammed into the twin towers in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

In her first-story apartment, as the water rose to Deborah Torres’s waist, she heard the cries for help from below, from the basement where a 19-month-old baby lived with his parents.