Find Resources for Assisting Afghan Clients

The situation in Afghanistan is constantly changing and the information provided below could be outdated. AILA recommends that individuals consult with an attorney for further information and guidance. AILA members: this document is accessible to the public and can be shared with clients and the community who may need access to resources. Members of the public: if you need an immigration lawyer, please consult AILA's Immigration Lawyer Search.

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AILA Member Exclusive Resources | Forms for Requesting Assistance for Afghans | Practice Resources | Government Announcements | Resettlement Information | Share Information | Get Involved | Organizations of Interest | AILA Correspondence | Legislation

AILA Member Exclusive Resources

Forms for Requesting Assistance for Afghans

Practice Resources

Government Announcements and Guidance

DHS: Operation Allies Welcome

DHHS: Afghan Arrivals Being Processed within the United States – August 3, 2021

DOS: Afghanistan Inquiries

Resettlement Information

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How to Get Involved

  • Pangea, Centro Legal de la Raza, and the Afghan Diaspora for Equality & Progress
    • These groups are coordinating a project to pair volunteer legal workers with Afghans seeking humanitarian parole into the United States. They are seeking volunteers to assist on a pro bono basis. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this google form, and attach a signed confidentiality agreement and they will pair you with a family.
  • Human Rights First (HRF) Pro Bono Opportunity - August 23, 2021
    • The team welcoming Afghans at Dulles airport are urgently seeking *experienced immigration attorneys* to volunteer this coming week for over the phone shifts to answer legal questions of arriving Afghans. There are a range of shifts available during the day and into the night. No telling how many calls (if any) you will receive during the shift. Please complete this survey if you are able to volunteer. Please only complete if you are an experienced immigration attorney who can answer a range of immigration-related questions. If you are not available this week but interested in hearing about future legal rep needs to Afghans, please sign up at our HRF link here.
  • Sign Up as Point of Contact with AILA
    • If you have SIV/P-2 experience, sign up to be a point of contact for AILA as we field inquiries from veterans' groups and other nonprofits that are reaching out for pro bono assistance.
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
    • Find ways to volunteer, donate, and send a message to President Biden and Congress.
  • Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area (LSSNCA)
    • Afghan Allies have begun arriving at Fort Lee, Virginia, and LSSNCA is mobilizing its community supporters to be a part of this historic welcome of 2,500 individuals in less than six weeks.
  • Church World Service (CWS)
    • Explore resources for raising awareness and contacting your senators and representatives in CWS's Take Action article.
  • Evacuate Our Allies (EOA)
    • Call on the Biden administration to prioritize the evacuation of Afghan allies this social media toolkit from EOA. It includes key messages, tweets, hashtags, graphics, and resources.
  • Afghan Legal Support & Resettlement Fund - Fundraiser by Pars Equality Center
  • Miles4Migrants
    • Miles4Migrants uses donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, and cash to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster reunite with loved ones and start new beginnings in safe homes.
  • Women for Women International
  • Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
  • Afghan Coalition
  • No One Left Behind
  • Human Rights First

Organizations of Interest

AILA Correspondence

Legislation

  • H.R. ___: to authorize resettlement benefits for certain nationals of Afghanistan, and for other purposes.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21081935.