This week, the Daily Journal published a piece featuring one of IRAP’s volunteer legal teams, which recently won resettlement for an Afghan interpreter who worked with U.S. special forces in Afghanistan. The legal team is based out of IRAP’s UC Irvine chapter, and consists of two law students and one supervising attorney, an associate at Irell & Manella LLP. Their client, Shah Muhammadi, faced multiple threats from the Taliban because of his affiliation with the U.S. military. With IRAP’s support, Muhammadi finally won approval in March to come to the United States, after what amounted to a grueling 15 month process.
The article illustrates a number of challenges that IRAP’s legal teams consistently identify when helping clients to navigate the resettlement process. Click the link below to read the article and learn more about the work of IRAP’s volunteer attorneys and law students.