New model to enlist regular Americans to resettle refugees

Mohammad Walizada, left, and his wife Mariam, right, who fled Afghanistan with their family, stand for a portrait, Thursday, at their home, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

SAN DIEGO — When nearly 80,000 Afghans arrived in the United States, refugee resettlement agencies quickly became overwhelmed, still scrambling to rehire staff and reopen offices after being gutted as the Trump administration dropped refugee admissions to a record low.