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Asylum Officer’s Presentation

Thursday, June 23, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

REGISTER HERE for the Asylum Officer’s presentation – we hope you can join us!


On Thursday, June 23rd, at 1PM, HIAS PA and Ballard Spahr will host a presentation by a Supervisory Asylum Officer from the Newark Asylum Office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Asylum Officer will offer advice on how to present an effective affirmative asylum application and how attorneys can best prepare their clients for their asylum interviews. The Officer will also share insights and answer questions specifically related to preparing applications for Afghan asylum seekers.

This program is approved for 1.0 CLE Credits in CA, NJ, NY, & PA. DE CLE is pending. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be provided for the purpose of seeking credit in other jurisdictions.

Attorneys who are interested in representing an asylum seeker and who have not participated in HIAS PA’s substantive training on asylum law are encouraged to contact Jessica Daly, HIAS PA’s pro bono coordinator, at jdaly@hiaspa.org for more information about additional trainings and being paired with a client in need of representation.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Whiteley (whiteleyl@ballardspahr.com) and Jessica Daly (jdaly@hiaspa.org).

Please note, this training will NOT be recorded per USCIS’s requirements.


REGISTER HERE for the Asylum Officer’s presentation – we hope you can join us!

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Register now for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.