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This course is intended for volunteer lawyers providing legal assistance to those requesting Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

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As a legal representative, establishing a climate of trust and partnership with clients is essential to your effectiveness. This guide, developed by Switchboard in partnership with VECINA, will help you think critically about how to use the first client meeting to start building that foundation. Keep in mind that there is no single way to […]

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This resource, developed by Switchboard and VECINA, serves as a comprehensive toolkit for service providers and clients to navigate myUSCIS online accounts effectively. It offers clear instructions and insights to enhance comprehension and streamline processes. By empowering service providers with this resource, clients can confidently manage their immigration procedures with ease. While traditional mail filing […]

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Adjustment of status (AOS) is the process by which noncitizens in the United States obtain lawful permanent residence, informally known as “getting a green card.” There are multiple categories of eligibility by which a noncitizen may adjust status, with specific requirements for each category. This resource, developed by Switchboard and VECINA, is intended for attorneys […]

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As we begin our third year of welcoming Afghan newcomers seeking safety in the United States, the legal needs of the community have shifted as the initial parole periods end and more Afghans obtain other statuses. This blog post summarizes some of the major legal needs of the Afghan newcomer community and shares useful services […]

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This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on July 19, 2023 the training was delivered by Ashley Digiore, contract accredited representative with VECINA’s Switchboard partnership; Michelle Morales, contract mentoring attorney with VECINA’s Switchboard partnership; and, Kristen Nilsen, contract […]

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This course is for volunteers assisting Afghan asylum applicants with preparing for their asylum interviews. This assistance is critical to helping Afghan parolees succeed in their asylum claims. The course will train both attorney and non-attorney volunteers to prepare Afghan asylum seekers for their interviews.

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This course, created by VECINA, covers legal and procedural requirements for applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghan nationals. It includes a full exploration of the legal and procedural requirements for applying for TPS for Afghans, as well as a look at how to decide if and when to apply for Afghan TPS. You will […]

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This course is intended for use only by attorneys, accredited representatives, and those assisting attorneys and accredited representatives. In this course, you will learn everything from the legal basis for asylum, to what to file in an affirmative application, to how to prepare a client for the asylum interview.

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This short introductory course is intended for attorneys and accredited representatives interested in handling an Afghan affirmative asylum case pro bono through the Welcome Legal Alliance.

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This course is intended for volunteer lawyers providing legal assistance to those requesting Temporary Protected Status (TPS).