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HIAS PA January Training on Afghan Asylum Representation

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On January 20 from 12 – 1:30 PM ET HIAS PA will hold a training on representing Afghan clients who are seeking asylum.  To register for the training click here.

The January training will address:

–  Recent experiences of Afghan parolees;

–  Legal issues specific to Afghan parolees and asylum seekers;

–  HIAS PA’s plans to train and support pro bono attorneys representing Afghan asylum seekers;

–  Additional resources available for pro bono attorneys representing Afghan asylum seekers.

PLEASE NOTE: The January training will not include a detailed discussion of asylum law or best practices in representing asylum seekers.  For attorneys who are interested in representing Afghan asylum seekers and who have limited experience with asylum law, we recommend reviewing the following pre-recorded trainings and documents:

Here is the link to view the video of HIAS PA’s Fall 2021 training on the law of asylum.

Here is the link to the power point presentation from HIAS PA’s Fall 2021 training on the law of asylum.

Here is the link to HIAS PA’s asylum manual for pro bono attorneys.

Here is the link to view the video of HIAS PA’s Fall 2021 roundtable discussion with pro bono attorneys on the mechanics of asylum representation.

Here is the link to the notes from the presentation by Asylum Officers from the Newark Asylum Office of USCIS.

In addition to the trainings and resources above, the American Bar Association and HIAS Inc. (a national organization separate from HIAS PA) are offering a training entitled “Asylum 101 For Representing Afghan Parolees” on January 12 from 3-4 pm ET.  Registration for that training is available here.

Thank you in advance for your interest in representing Afghan asylum seekers. We hope to see you on January 20.