Who We Are
The journey of an Afghan humanitarian parolee or a family seeking refuge in the United States can be complex. Facing the U.S. legal immigration system without adequate legal support can be challenging. We're here to help!
Immigration Legal Services for Afghan Arrivals (ILSAA) provides immigration legal services at no cost to Eligible Afghan Arrivals (EAAs) across the country and helps build the capacity of immigration Legal Service Providers (LSPs) to engage in these services.
In December 2022, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) awarded nearly $35 million to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to provide direct legal services to Afghan humanitarian parolees. This funding allows for a wide range of services to tens of thousands of Afghan individuals nationwide.
Free Immigration Legal Services
ILSAA provides services to EAAs in support of pathways to permanent residency, achieving Temporary Protected Status (TPS), family reunification, and more. EAAs include Afghan humanitarian parolees, unaccompanied Afghan minors, and others with eligible status as defined in ORR Policy Letter 22-01.
Network for Legal Service Providers
Members of the ILSAA LSP network can receive federal funding for providing immigration legal services, as well as access to individualized training, resources, and engagement activities. Providers can also access a virtual, peer-networking hub and live events for sharing information and resources. The hub connects industry peers to exchange solutions and improve practice in real time. Additionally, participants can access a customized learning pathway for building knowledge and skills through trainings and e-learnings.
We value our strategic partnerships that strengthen alignment of national efforts to enhance immigration legal services for Afghan arrivals. Through our collaborations, we increase access to resources and cross-promotion, exchange knowledge and best practices, and co-plan events for EAAs and LSPs. In addition, ILSAA develops relationships with local organizations for opportunities to reach EAAs and LSPs for service delivery across the United States.