A family’s escape from Afghanistan to Austin

Masooda was about to obtain a Special Immigrant Visa for the United States. Then Kabul fell to the Taliban.

In this Aug. 22, 2021, file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Afghan passengers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (MSgt. Donald R. Allen/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

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