News & Resources

FOIA: USCIS processing of Afghan humanitarian parole

IRAP and the American Immigration Council are seeking information about USCIS’s processing of Afghan humanitarian parole applications. 


After the United States’ military withdrawal from Afghanistan, tens of thousands of Afghans applied for humanitarian parole to the United States as a path to escape conditions in their Taliban-led country. Most of those applications remain pending, with little public information as to what the U.S. government is doing to process them. This lawsuit seeks to improve transparency around the Afghan humanitarian parole application process and ensure applications are adjudicated in a fair and timely manner.

Case status

The case is now closed. IRAP and AIC published findings based on the document productions.

The American Immigration Council and Winston & Strawn LLP are representing IRAP in this case.

Follow the Case

  • June 23, 2022 Complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief

    View Document +