Case Number: 2022-005271


A meteorologist at the Kabul Airport evacuated Afghanistan and came to the United States on September 3, 2021. He is seeking assistance with an asylum application and a TPS application. He worked for Kabul Airport for over 10 years and reported that, after the Taliban took over Kabul, he feared for his life because the Taliban was kidnapping and skilling all the people who worked for the government. He reported his work friends warned him not to go back to work because the Taliban were already arresting his coworkers. His coworkers were tortured and he believed his life was in great danger if he stayed in Afghanistan, so he had to evacuate. He was forced to leave his wife and 4 minor children in Afghanistan and would like to bring them to the United States to be with him. If he returns to Afghanistan, he believes the Taliban would find him and kill him as revenge for his support and work for the previous government. He has a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD), which will expire on October 13, 2023. This client is in need of an attorney to assess his case and represent him through the asylum process, submit a TPS application, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. Applicant speaks Farsi and understands some English, therefore an interpreter is available upon request through the Legal Aid Center’s Volunteer Interpreter Project. Asylum Request Deadline: September 3, 2022. 

Case Number: 2022-005190


Mohammad, his wife, and minor son came to the United States on August 31, 2021 from Afghanistan and are seeking assistance with an asylum request and TPS applications. When they lived in Afghanistan, he was a member of the KPF Military Forces as a border protection soldier. He worked for that organization for one year. It was a dangerous job as he reports he was protecting Afghanistan from dangerous people. In his role, he arrested many Taliban Members. As a result, after the Taliban took over, he feared for his life and the lives of his family members. He explained he could not even let his child go outside the house or go to school because he feared the Taliban would kidnap him. He did not report any specific threats or harassment by any groups while in Afghanistan but he is afraid of future persecution if he returned to Afghanistan. The family members have Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) that expire September 22, 2023. This family is currently staying at Nevada State College and prefer to communicate via phone as they have transportation issues. This client and family are in need of an attorney to assess their case and represent them through the asylum process, submit TPS applications for each family member, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. He speaks Pashto and an interpreter is available through the Volunteer Interpreter upon request. Asylum request deadline: August 31, 2022.

Case Number: 2022-005796 (Pending Placement)


Aisha and her 2-year-old daughter came to the U.S. from Afghanistan on 9/1/2021 to escape the Taliban. She is an attorney and was employed by the government to represent women survivors of domestic violence in Afghanistan. When the Taliban took over, women were prohibited from working in the domestic violence unit and the Taliban forced her to close the unit. Prior to the take over, she was shot at while driving in the car with her husband and they believe the Taliban were behind the incident. She also received many written threats from the Taliban telling her to stop working in the domestic violence unit. She also received threats from the domestic violence perpetrators. She did not report anything to the police because she did not believe anything would be done. Applicant left Afghanistan because she feared she would be killed as a result of her job. Her husband wasn’t able to enter the airport and leave with her and her daughter so he is still in Afghanistan. Both she and her daughter have valid Employment Authorization Documents. This client is in need of an attorney to assess her case and submit an asylum request, TPS applications for her and her daughter, and do anything else the attorney deems appropriate. She is a Dari speaker and a volunteer interpreter is available through the Volunteer Interpreter Project upon request. Asylum Request Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Case Number: 2022-006073


Ghulam, a former interpreter for the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, fled Afghanistan and was paroled into the U.S. on December 27, 2021.  He also worked with a company that build military bases for the Afghan National Security Forces for 6 years. During his employment there, he worked as security guard and project supervisor. Once the Taliban took over, he feared for his safety due to his connection with the U.S. military. He feels he will be targeted and killed for that reason. He has a valid employment authorization document. He also has a pending Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) from August 21, 2021. This client is in need of an attorney to assess his case and represent him through the asylum process, submit a TPS application, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. Applicant speaks English. Asylum Request Deadline: December 27, 2022.

Case Number: 2022-006147


Abdul fled Afghanistan and was paroled into the U.S. on 11/6/2021. He was a member of the Afghanistan military for eleven years and worked as an operations manager with the military for the most recent four years prior to fleeing. In this role, controlled incoming and outgoing flights and reported his data to the U.S. government. When the Taliban took over, he feared the Taliban would target him because he assisted the U.S. government and he knew he needed to leave Afghanistan. As he predicted, the Taliban came looking for him at his home and his family told them he was in Turkey. Applicant fears he will be killed if he returns to Afghanistan. Applicant has a wife and minor children in Afghanistan that he would like to bring to the U.S. Applicant hasn’t received his employment authorization document and may need assistance obtaining it. This client is in need of an attorney to assist in changing his address with USCIS to obtain his employment authorization document, assess his case and represent him through the asylum process, submit a TPS application, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. He speaks Dari and a volunteer interpreter is available through the Volunteer Interpreter Project upon request. Asylum Request Deadline: November 6, 2022.

Case Number: 2022-006813


Ahmad, his wife, and three minor children fled Afghanistan and were paroled into the U.S. on 8/30/2021. When he was in Afghanistan, he worked for the U.S. government as a security guard at the Department of State annex unit in Kabul. His documentation indicates he also worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul from 2008 until the date he left Afghanistan. Now that the Taliban are in control, he fears that his work with the U.S. government makes him a target for the Taliban. He also submitted an application for Chief of Mission (COM) approval for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) petition on December 18, 2021. They have valid employment authorization documents. This client and family are in need of an attorney to assess their case and represent them through the asylum process, submit TPS applications for each family member, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. The applicant is a Pashto speaker and the best way to contact him is via phone with an interpreter. A volunteer interpreter is available through the Volunteer Interpreter Project upon request. Asylum Request Deadline: August 30, 2022.

Case Number: 2022-006647


Mohammad worked for the U.S. Military at the Department of State Annex in the anti-terrorism unit as a Special Forces Soldier for approximately four years, until the Taliban took over. He and his wife fled Afghanistan and were paroled into the U.S. on 9/1/2021 because they feared they would be targeted by the Taliban because of his work with the U.S. military. They have valid employment authorization documents. He submitted a petition for Chief of Mission for the Special Immigrant Visa on November 6, 2021 and it is currently pending. This client is in need of an attorney to assess his case and represent him through the asylum process, submit a TPS application, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. Applicant speaks Dari and a volunteer interpreter is available through the Volunteer Interpreter Project upon request. Asylum Request Deadline: September 1, 2022. 

Case Number: 2022-007146


After the Taliban took over, Mohammad, his wife, and 3 children fled Afghanistan and were paroled into the U.S. on 08/30/2021. He was a school teacher for approximately 30 years in Afghanistan and encouraged all children, including girls, to attend school. He promoted education for girls and took his daughter to school, which is contrary to Taliban law. Because of his support for education for girls and his position teaching girls, he is afraid he will harmed by the Taliban. He is also afraid the Taliban would force his daughter to marry at a young age if they had to return. They all have valid employment authorization documents. This client and family are in need of an attorney to assess their case and submit an asylum request, TPS applications for each family member, and anything else the attorney deems appropriate. He speaks Dari and a volunteer interpreter is available through the Volunteer Interpreter Project upon request. Asylum Request Deadline: August 30, 2022.