Privacy Policy

Current: May 2, 2023

Immigration Legal Services for Afghan Arrivals (ILSAA), on behalf of the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, the owner of this website, respects all website visitors’ privacy. We recognize you may be concerned about how your information is processed when visiting our website. We collect no information about you, other than the information automatically collected and stored, when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us. All information concerning visitors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers shall be kept strictly confidential by ILSAA, unless permission is obtained to release such information.

This Privacy Policy describes the practices, policies, and procedures for our website located at This website is operated by ILSAA at the direction of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. For more information regarding ORR’s privacy practices please visit: Privacy Policy | The Administration for Children and Families ( This Privacy Policy only applies to ILSAA’s online information-gathering and sharing practices occurring on the website and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.

By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices and policies described and you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you should not visit this website or use any of the links.

  • We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about you unless you choose to provide that information to us, including information you communicate by continuing to use this website.
  • Any personal information you choose to provide is protected by security practices
  • Non-personal information related to your visit to our website may be automatically collected and temporarily stored
  • ILSAA does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors unless required for law enforcement, federal law, or to provide the services you requested.

ILSAA will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974, The e-Government Act of 2022, and the Federal Records Act.

Privacy Act Statement

ILSAA’s authority to collect the requested information is derived from Sections 4(b) and 6(e) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App). Information collected will be used for the purpose of processing legal requests for service and filing government applications, recording, managing and reporting on ILSAA clients’ immigration legal services and for the routine uses published in Office of Refugee Resettlement’s System of Records Notice (SORN) “Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS)” number 09–80–0325 (February 8, 2022). (8 U.S.C. 1521–1524; Title V of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, 8 U.S.C. 1522 note)

Disclosure of requested information is voluntary. Failure to provide requested information may prevent clients from receiving services from an ILSAA-network legal service provider. For more information, visit Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties | Overview of the Privacy Act: 2020 Edition (

When You Voluntarily Submit Information to ILSAA

If you choose to provide ILSAA with personal information, for example by sending an email, we may use that information to respond to your message and help us provide the services you requested. Submitting personal information, such as name, address, telephone, email address, is voluntary and not required to access website information.

ILSAA retains the information only for as long as necessary to respond to your question or request, in most cases no longer than three months. Information submitted electronically is maintained and destroyed as required by the Federal Records Act and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration. It may be subject to disclosure in certain cases (for example, if required by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, court order or Congressional access request, or if authorized by a Privacy Act System of Records Notice.)

Our web server automatically recognizes each visitor’s domain name, but not the email address. This IP address tells us which domain you visited from. When diagnosing problems with our server, or to improve the content of our website, we will use this IP address. It is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. Interaction with Unaccompanied Minors Online

Interaction with Unaccompanied Minors Online

ILSAA will take all steps necessary to protect the privacy and safety of any child from whom information is collected, as required by the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA). A child’s parent or guardian is required to provide consent before ILSAA collects, uses, or shares personal information from a child under the age of 13.

ILSAA does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required by law enforcement for statute.


ILSAA uses cookies and other tracking technologies through our website. If you do not accept our use of cookies, please disable them. You will find guidance for disabling them at the bottom of this section.

Websites can automatically place small text files, known as "cookies," on your computer. Cookies identify the unique browser used by the visitor unless you delete them, or they expire. On each subsequent visit to the website, the visitor's browser will retrieve the cookie, allowing ILSAA to aggregate the number of return visitors. Cookies allow a website to recognize your device and remember your preferences to assist in improving your user experience.

We may use "session cookies" to enhance the user experience and for other web-related purposes. These session cookies are not linked to PII. We may also use cookies for other purposes, including to maintain continuity during a user session and to gather data about the usage of our website. We may also employ the use of scripts on the website. Scripts are small computer programs embedded within web pages that give those pages extra functionality.

Turn cookies off by setting your browser to reject cookies. Know that by rejecting cookies, it may limit or impair your website experience. Visit your browser, then select “options,” “settings” or the “preferences” menu of your browser or mobile device.

Third-Party Site Links

By providing services and materials, you may be prompted to visit other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to and does not apply to third-party sites. ILSAA is not responsible for privacy practices or content of third-party websites, even if our name and logo are mentioned. Review the privacy policies on third-party sites before you use recommended services or programs offered.

Opt-out Policy

If you no longer want to receive emails from ILSAA, please send your request via email to

Exceptions to Opt-Out Policy

ILSAA may disclose personal information if compelled by law or a regulatory authority. We also may need to disclose Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is needed to identify, contact, or bring legal action against a party causing injury or interfering with ILSAA’s rights or property, or ILSAA’s supporters.

Website Security

This site is maintained by ILSAA on behalf of the ORR and includes contractors operating on behalf of the U.S. Government. It is protected by federal laws including various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court. You can be arrested and prosecuted for violating these laws.

For site security purposes, our host uses software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to cause damage by changing information. Information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual in the event of a law enforcement investigation or any required legal process.

ILSAA may revise this Privacy Policy periodically. We recommend you check for updates regularly. Changes were last made to this Privacy Policy on April 13, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact By using ILSAA’s website, you are in agreement with this Privacy Policy. Additionally, your continued use of our website means you accept any upcoming revisions that may be made. You are under no obligation to disclose any PII to ILSAA.

The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter. USCRI received competitive funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Contract #140D0423C0027. The ILSAA project is 100 percent supported by federal funds. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Terms of Use

Your use of ILSAA’s website constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth in this terms of use below and other terms and conditions that are outlined elsewhere on ILSAA’s website. ILSAA maintains this website ( to provide you with information related to immigration legal services for Afghan Arrivals and to provide you with a method to interact with us. Access to and use of ILSAA’s website, linking to ILSAA’s website, as well as downloading ILSAA materials is subject to the below terms and conditions set forth here. If you don’t accept the Terms of Use in its entirety, you may not use ILSAA’s website. ILSAA also reserves the right to amend this Terms of Use at any reason, at any time and without prior notice. By reading, you acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for staying informed of any such changes.

You acknowledge and agree that ILSAA is the sole owner of ILSAA’s name, logo, as well as ILSAA’s materials and content found on ILSAA’s website.

Limited License

By linking to ILSAA’s website or downloading ILSAA’s material, you hereby agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set below:


You understand that you may not use the ILSAA’s logo as a link, but you may link to ILSAA using one of the ILSAA-approved banners and links provided you act in full compliance with the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use.

You acknowledge and agree that you may only use ILSAA-approved links and/or ILSAA materials or content for education purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that your use of any ILSAA-approved links and/or ILSAA materials may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance.

You acknowledge and agree that you may not exploit ILSAA’s materials or content and/or ILSAA-approved links.

You agree that you will not use ILSAA’s materials and content and/or ILSAA links for purposes that violate the laws of any state, country or other jurisdiction, including without limitation all laws relating to copyright and trademark.

You acknowledge and agree that you may not misrepresent your relationship with ILSAA.

Your use of the ILSAA’s material and content and/or ILSAA-approved links may not indicate or create an impression that the ILSAA endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with your products, goods, services, or website.

Your use of the ILSAA’s material and content and/or ILSAA-approved links may not indicate or create an impression that ILSAA will benefit from the sale of any good or service.

Your use of the ILSAA’s material and content and/or ILSAA-approved links may not be used in any manner likely to confuse, mislead, or deceive the public, or be adverse to the best interests of ILSAA.

You acknowledge and agree that you are prohibited from using the ILSAA’s material and content and/or ILSAA-approved links in any way that ILSAA finds, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or which includes obscene, violent intolerant, tasteless, denigrating or sexually oriented content or materials. Specifically, ILSAA’s approved links may not appear on any pages of any sites that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, partisan material, political material or firearms.

This Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia, without giving effect to conflict of law provisions of your actual state or country of residence. Any claims, legal proceedings or litigations arising in connection herewith shall be brought solely in Richmond County, State of Virginia, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

Please be aware that violation of ILSAA’s copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and criminal penalties.

Warranty Disclaimer

ILSAA makes no warranties, representations or statements, express or implied, with respect to the materials and contents on its website, and hereby disclaims all warranties that might otherwise be implied by law. Use of ILSAA’s material and content and or ILSAA-approved links is solely at your own risk.