To date, dozens of Afghan refugees have resettled in North Texas.
Now they are faced with the harsh reality of starting over in a country they know little about.
There have been many changes in the Safi family in three weeks.
A family of five, including three children aged 3, 6, and 8, has left the only home they knew in Kabul.
They currently live in a two-bedroom apartment in Dallas, which they moved to last Friday.
NBC 5 was there last week when a Texas refugee service volunteer set up an apartment.
“It’s good for me and my family and I’m safe here. I thank the Americans for helping me,” said her husband and father, Vallaral Safi. ..
Safi worked as an interpreter for the coalition for over a decade.
He and his immediate family have accomplished it from Afghanistan, but now there are new hurdles like finding a job and finding a car to go to work.
He is also looking for ways to evacuate his brother, who was working with the US military, from Afghanistan.
Safi said the Taliban had already come to his family’s house in search of his brother.
“He hides in various places,” Safi said.
Safi showed me his brother’s paperwork, and he says he was allowed to leave Kabul but was unable to overcome the turmoil outside the airport before the United States withdrew.
“Everyone knows he is my brother. I’m worried about him and if they find him, they do bad things with him and his family.” Said Safi.
Safi says it leads to a sleepless night and he is doing everything he can to help his brother and his ex-colleague who did not evacuate.
But he says coming to America has changed the life of his family better.
His children, who do not speak English at all, will soon start school. His wife is also learning a language. They call their Dallas apartment home for at least the next six months while they work to recover.