After the chaotic and rushed withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan, Operation Allies Welcome evacuated over 84,000 Afghan nationals into the United States. More than 350 resettlement agencies and community partner organizations have resettled these tens of thousands of Afghans into communities across the United States. By some estimates, close to half of resettled Afghans may have to apply for asylum. These resources will assist attorneys representing Afghan nationals in asylum proceedings.
This practice guide provides an overview of TRIG issues and exemptions that may arise in the representation of Afghan asylum seekers.
Practice advisory and sample I-765 for Afghan arrivals who are seeking work authorization under parolee or asylum seeker eligibility categories.
This webinar provides excellent advice and cultural background for lawyers working with Afghan clients. Please note that the volume starts at approximately 2 minutes into the recording.
This webinar, presented by Human Rights First and historian Dr. Robert D. Crews, provides a primer on Afghan society, politics, and recent history for lawyers working on Afghan asylum cases.
This advanced asylum training addresses issues that commonly arise in asylum cases filed by members of the Afghan community, including bars to asylum that may be relevant for Afghans who lived under Taliban rule, as well as other terrorism-related concerns.