Safe in the US, Afghan refugees now face high cost of living

Irvine, California.

After fleeing her home in now Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, Mozhgan Entazari did everything she could to find a new one for her family in the sunny, palm-fringed communities of Southern California.

The 34-year-old mother of two browsed options on Zillow with her husband, while the family lived in a hotel in Irvine, south of Los Angeles. She spent $200 on an Uber ride to view an apartment 90 minutes away only to find it had been rented.

Mrs. Entazari needed a place not only for her immediate family but also for seven members of her extended family.

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