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—and they need our help
By some estimates, close to half of resettled Afghans may have to apply for asylum. The Immigration Justice Campaign is partnering with the International Rescue Committee, who has committed to resettling 11,000 individuals, to mobilize pro bono asylum representation for Afghans resettled in three cities: Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; and Salt Lake City, UT.
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Your work will be supported by several innovated resources: (1) An in-house expert who will mentor you and a group of other attorneys with similarly situated cases; (2) An online library of resources and training materials including template briefs, examples, and detailed guides; (3) A hands-on guide to walk you step-by-step through local practices and procedures.
Relief Sought: Affirmative Asylum
Referring Partner Site: International Rescue Committee - Atlanta
Location: Georgia (Arlington Asylum Offfice)
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Next Hearing or Due Date: N/A
Mr. EH is a man in his mid-20s from Afghanistan. He is seeking asylum because the Taliban killed his uncle and drove his other uncle into hiding. The Taliban falsely accused Mr. EH of working with coalition forces, and he fears they will kill him if he returns. Mr. EH is living in Georgia and is likely zoned for the Arlington asylum office. Mr. EH seeks pro bono representation for his affirmative asylum case.
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