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Cosponsors' Reflection: A Year with the Sadat Family

Photo collage of Afghan family (Father, mother, son, and daughters)

Note: The message below was written by two members of the Sadat Family Welcome Coalition — a group consisting of members of the Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center, The Minnesota Council of Churches, Boutwell’s Landing, and Ascension Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran churches — on the first anniversary of the Sadat family’s arrival in the Twin Cities. The Sadats — father (36), mother (32), son (4) and daughters (5 and 7) — fled Afghanistan in September of 2022 and lived at Fort Dix for 5 months before being assigned to Minnesota to start their new lives.