Welcome to USCCB’s Afghan Placement & Assistance (APA) Legal Resource Library! Here you will find resources that support Afghan nationals’ immigration legal needs. For additional non-legal information, advocacy tools, and policy updates, please visit:
USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants Campaign

CLIENT ORIENTATION

Video: Orientation – Introduction to Parole | Christopher Chaney, USCCB OAW Legal Services
*Available in Dari and Pashto

PowerPoint: Orientation – Introduction to Parole | Christopher Chaney, USCCB OAW Legal Services

Script: Orientation – Introduction to Parole | Christopher Chaney, USCCB OAW Legal Services

Video: Immigration, Green Cards, and Finding Legal Assistance | Settle In
*Available in Dari and Pashto

Video: Temporary Protected Status for Afghans | Settle In
*Available in Dari and Pashto

Infographic: Family Reunification | USCCB
*Available in Dari & Pashto

Infographic: SIV (Before July 20 2022) | USCCB
*Available in DariPashto

Infographic: Asylum Process | USCCB
*Available in DariPashto

Infographic: Asylum Eligibility | USCCB
*Available in DariPashto

Infographic: Asylum Benefits | USCCB
*Available in DariPashto

Infographic: TPS & Humanitarian Parole | USCCB
*Available in DariPashto

Infographic: TPS Process | USCCB
*Available in DariPashto

Infographic: TPS Eligibility | USCCB
*Available in Dari & Pashto

LEGAL SCREENING & INTAKE

Screening Form: Immigration Pathway Eligibility | University of Tulsa College of Law Legal Clinic
*SIV, Asylum, Family-based, U-Visa, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile

Screening Form: Bars to Asylum

Screening Form: Special Immigrant Visa Screening Guide for Afghan Parolees | USCCB

Screening Form: SIV Eligibility & Document Verification | VECINA 

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS)

ASYLUM

Practice Advisory: Asylum for Afghan Evacuees (+ Other Immigration Pathways) | CLINIC

E-Course: Representing Afghan Nationals in Affirmative Asylum | VECINA
Course curriculum includes: Overview of Asylum Law, Communicating with Your Client, Framing Specifics Types of Asylum Cases, Bars to Asylum, Preparing and Filing your Case, Preparing for the Interview, Templates and other Resources

Overview & Training: Asylum | IJC

Overview: Asylum Law | HRF

Flowchart: Asylum | HRF

Video: Asylum Law Training | HRF

Toolkit: Afghan Asylum Pro Se | ABA, HIAS

Manual: Asylum Pro Se | UNHCR

Reading List: Recommended Asylum Law Manuals | HRF

Manual: Asylum Officer Training | USCIS

Manual: Lesson Plan for Asylum Officers – One-Year Asylum Filing Deadline | USCIS

Webinar: Gender-Based Afghan Asylum Claims | HRF

FAQ: Asylum – Dari | USCIS

Info Sheet: Asylum One-Year Filing Deadline Exception – Dari | Jewish Family & Community Services – East Bay, Centro Legal de la Raza, PARS, Spojmie Nasiri PC

Overview: Asylum Basics for Afghan Nationals – Dari| PARS, Khanbabai Immigration Law

Video: Asylum Process – Dari | US Department of State

Sample: Asylum Intake – English, Dari | Catholic Community Services of Utah

Sample: Asylum Interview Questions – English, Dari | Catholic Community Services of Utah

Sample: I-589 Form – Dari | PARS

Instructions: I-589 Form – Dari | PARS

Toolkit: Afghan Asylum Pro Se – Dari | ABA, HIAS

Guide: Asylum Interview Preparation – Dari | PALA

SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA (SIV)

Form: DS-157 | US Department of State
*for new applications for Afghan SIVs beginning July 20, 2022

Instructions: DS-157 / COM Application | US Embassy, Kabul
*Before July 20, 2022

Guide: If COM Application is Denied | IRAP

Guide: If COM Application is Denied on Qualifying Employment Grounds | IRAP

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