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Archived Webinar: Hiring Afghan Humanitarian Parolees: What Service Providers and Employers Need to Know

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Humanitarian Parole
Hosted on November 17 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER); and Jenny Deines, Special Policy Counsel, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER). Webinar FAQ coming soon! This webinar featured a …

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Guide: Information Sheet for Afghan Parolees Departing Safe Havens

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
This fact sheet, from USCIS, includes information on how to maintain parole, long term legal status options, working in the U.S. and more. It is available in Dari, English, and Pashto and there is an additional attachment for SIV holders. 

Guide: Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Humanitarian Parole, Program Eligibility
This guide, co-published by CLINIC and Migration Refugee Services, provides information and samples of the type of documents that Afghan parolees may be issued by DHS. It explains what resettlement agencies should look for when determining an Afghan parolee’s eligibility for resettlement benefits as well what immigration practitioner should look for when determining an Afghan …

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Video: Operation Allies Welcome (OAW): Steps in the Process

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
What are some the steps in the Operation Allies Welcome (OAW)? This client-facing video provides answers to questions such as: What will happen to you and your families next?  How will you be able to communicate as you settle in your new home?  What support will be provided to you and your family?

Archived Webinar: Learn About Immigration Pathways for At-Risk Afghans

Author(s): International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP)
Date: September 10, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
As the security situation in Afghanistan remains dire, many Afghans and their friends and colleagues may be looking for information about U.S. humanitarian immigration pathways for Afghans. Some Afghans have also entered the U.S. with temporary parole status, leading to questions about how these pathways relate to options for permanent immigration status in the U.S. …

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Tip Sheet: Parole and Beyond for Afghan Nationals

Author(s): Pars Equality Center
Date: August 30, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Humanitarian parole is a temporary discretionary authorization to enter the United States that can be granted based on humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons. On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published guidance for Afghan nationals seeking parole into the United States. This document describes the legal options and rights/responsibilities for …

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Guide: All About Parole

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 3, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Parole is a vehicle through which an applicant receives permission to enter or remain in the United States without being granted formal admission. This practice advisory provides an overview of parole, including which agencies can grant it, what factors the adjudicator may consider when deciding whether to grant parole, and what benefits a parolee enjoys, …

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