CAIR-WA’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) got its first asylum case approval!

Two years ago, the U.S. evacuated troops from Afghanistan. In August 2021, the Taliban took over and many Afghans fled the region. Washington has welcomed many Afghans to our state.

CAIR-WA committed to providing immigration legal support for our brothers and sisters being resettled in Washington state. The process of setting up a new area of work hasn’t always been easy. In July 2023, we received the first asylum approval for one of our clients! We hope this will be the first of many.

It hasn’t been easy for these families. The two-year timeline for our FIRST victory illustrates the arduous process that immigrants to the U.S. face, alongside language barriers and other resettlement priorities such as housing, basic needs, and employment. We’ve also received reports of violence, intimidation, harassment, and bullying.

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