Humanitarian parole information for US-based afghans with family members in danger in afghanistan
If you have family members living in Afghanistan, and they are in danger, we are recommending that you file for HUMANITARIAN PAROLE for your family member(s). We cannot offer legal advice, nor provide an immigration attorney. Below are the instructions for the I-131 form needed to understand the Humanitarian Parole process; the I-131 form, and the second form, I-134 for a US sponsor. Read instructions about the process and download the forms here:
Information from American Immigration Lawyers association Practice Pointer: Assistance for Afghan IV Holders and Certain Pending IV Applicants
P-2 Referral Individuals Eligible for the P-2 Program:
Afghans who do not meet the minimum time-in-service for a SIV but who work or worked as employees of contractors,  locally-employed staff, interpreters/translators for the U.S. Government, United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), or Resolute Support;
Afghans who work or worked for a U.S. government-funded program or project in Afghanistan supported through a U.S. government grant or cooperative agreement1;
Afghans who are or were employed in Afghanistan by a U.S.-based media organization or non-governmental organization.
Afghans and their eligible family members (spouse and children of any age, whether married or unmarried) can be referred to the P-2 program by a U.S. government agency. For non-governmental organizations (NGO) and media organizations that were not funded by the U.S. government, but are headquartered in the United States, the senior-most U.S. citizen employee of that organization may make a referral.
P-2 Program for Afghan Nationals:
The Department of State has designated certain categories of Afghan nationals as having access to the USRAP by virtue of their circumstances and apparent need for resettlement.
To manage the P-2 program for Afghan nationals, the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) created a USRAP Afghan Referrals Workgroup comprised of federal agencies to refer individuals directly to the USRAP.
If an individual is not eligible for the P-2 program, he or she may be eligible for the Priority 1 (P-1) program by virtue of their circumstances and apparent need for resettlement. Individuals may be referred to the P-1 program by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a U.S. Embassy, or a designated NGO.
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Our wartime allies Resettlement program
Thanks to our community partners and volunteers, Keeping Our Promise, Inc. offers the following resettlement services to help our wartime allies:
Finds and furnishes apartments for newly-arrived families.
Offers Caring Circles for each family to navigate the necessities of their new lives in Rochester, and to learn about our wonderful museums, parks, and natural beauty of the Western New York region.
Assists with school enrollment.
Explores skilled-trades training with every adult, and assists with enrollment and training programs.
Helps with finding employment, and referral to employment services.
Offers modest car grants so SIVs can get to work. (*Each family must have a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time back to our community to qualify for a car grant, and car grants are donation-dependent).
Works with local programs offering free skilled trades programs and English classes for families who need extra help.
Offers a children's horse riding program and camp where they may meet other SIV children with shared experiences, and to learn that they are not alone.