International Rescue Committee - VA
Affirmative Asylum Representation or Guidance for Afghan Parolees
If asylum is granted, Afghans no longer face fear of Taliban retribution.
Posted March 28, 2022
Background & Context
Charlottesville and Richmond VA resettled over 800 Afghan parolees, many of whom fear future harm if they return to Afghanistan. Many have no path to legal residence other than asylum. This representation is non-adversarial and may be done remotely. This is not a call for representation in immigration court.
Filing affirmative asylum applications for Afghan parolees either with formal representation or with advice on pro se filings.
Work & Deliverables
Assist Afghan parolees complete a I-589 and personal statement for submission to local asylum field office.
- attend a Welcome Legal Alliance recorded training.
- Interview parolee
- Submission of asylum application with possible presence (telephonically or in person) at interview.