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Humanitarian Parole for Afghans: Practice Advisory & Webinar on Recently Released USCIS Guidance Documents

In a new practice advisory, IRAP and Project ANAR analyze recently released USCIS humanitarian parole (HP) training and guidance documents that the American Immigration Council (AIC) and IRAP obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and lawsuit.

One significant document is USCIS’s HP training module from April 2022 that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators on HP eligibility criteria and includes a number of changes to the eligibility criteria for applicants filing based on a risk of targeted harm. IRAP and Project ANAR’s new practice advisory provides tips to practitioners, compares key excerpts of new and old guidance side-by-side, and answers frequently asked questions about humanitarian parole processing for Afghans.

On February 29, 2024, IRAP, Project ANAR and the Council co-hosted a webinar, intended for a legal practitioner audience, to share takeaways from the practice advisory and the USCIS documents.

You can view and download the new practice advisory here or below and view the webinar here.

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