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The situation in Afghanistan is constantly changing and the information provided below could be outdated.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.

Resources for Assisting Afghans: Humanitarian Parole

Please join this free late-breaking roundtable on October 22, at 1:00 pm (ET) to discuss with fellow AILA members strategy and resources available to help individuals who are trying to leave Afghanistan and for those who are being evacuated. This roundtable will focus specifically on humanitarian parole and fee waivers, with time for more general Q&A at the end.

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USCIS Webinar on Parole for Afghan Nationals

USCIS invites stakeholders to a webinar on parole on November 5. The webinar will provide updates on Afghan nationals outside of the U.S. who have applied for parole.

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Evacuate Our Allies

is a coalition of trusted human rights, religious and refugee organizations working alongside veterans and frontline civilians to evacuate at-risk Afghan allies to safety.
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Join Evacuate Our Allies for Virtual Congressional Advocacy Days
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How to Get Involved | AILA Tools | Practice Resources | Operation Allies | Evacuation Resources | Parole Process | Refugee and Resettlement Information | Organizations of Interest | AILA Correspondence | Legislation

How to Get Involved

  • Volunteer to Help Afghans in Need of Immigration Assistance
  • 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.

AILA Tools

Practice Resources

Operation Allies

Evacuation Resources

Parole Process

Refugee and Resettlement Information

Organizations of Interest

AILA Correspondence


Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21081935.