The content of this recorded program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.
Since the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration reports that 83,000 Afghans have arrived in the US. Many families, fleeing persecution in Afghanistan will qualify for asylum and Pro Bono representation is critical in meeting this need. This webinar is the first in a series of presentations for attorneys and accredited representatives representing Afghan Parolees seeking asylum. This presentation offers a broad overview of asylum and serves as a roadmap for subsequent trainings that delve more deeply into aspects and elements of applying for asylum for Afghan asylum-seekers. The webinar discusses (1) eligibility for asylum, (2) the benefits of asylum (3) how to apply, and (4) what to expect from the application process. We will also share opportunities to assist these families through the ABA Commission on Immigration’s partnership with HIAS.
- Deena Sharuk, Senior Legal Advisor to the ABA Commission on Immigration
- Moderated by Adonia Simpson, ABA Commission on Immigration Director of Policy and Pro Bono
Sponsors: ABA Commission on Immigration, HIAS
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