|Oasis’s legal team and pro bono attorneys are rushing to file urgent petitions for a group of nineteen LGBTQ+ youth and immediate family members hiding in Kabul.|
On Monday, Oasis learned about a group of LGBTQ+ youth desperately seeking legal advocates to help them file humanitarian parole applications to enter the United States so that they can seek asylum. Oasis staff, interns and pro bono attorneys are working around the clock to complete the nineteen applications by the end of the week.
Once the humanitarian parole applications are filed, each person is assigned a unique case confirmation number by the U.S. government. This number is critical for legislative advocacy within the United States to get the group out of Afghanistan to the U.S. or a safe third country. Community members are standing by to rally their congressional representatives.
The group’s first point of contact, Marjan (Marj) Safinia, a documentary filmmaker and justice advocate, has been working tirelessly from Los Angeles to get at-risk Afghans out of the country. She has spent countless hours serving as advocate and translator for the group. Oasis is deeply grateful for her partnership and the incredible network of Northern California immigration nonprofits organizing the Afghan humanitarian parole movement.We Need Your Help!
Oasis needs your help to cover the U.S. immigration filing fees and staff time required for each case. Please donate today to support our efforts.
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