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Addressing Afghan Refugee Options – Where Do We Go From Here?


Join the Immigration Section for an exciting program that will look at the options in helping our Afghan clients, as well as future refugees. This presentation is not just for attorneys, and other professionals are welcome to sign up.  As a public service, the MSBA Immigration Section will present experts who cover the gamut on how to address these timely needs.

The skills that will be taught will be transferable for the expected Ukrainian arrivals as well.


Panel One: 10 AM – 10:45am
Intro- Helping the stranger 
Hear from a recent arrival – Arzu Esmati and Sayed Hashemi
HIAS – Amy Doring, 
Lutheran Social Services – Sarah Cady

Panel Two: 11:00 am-11:45pm 
Legislation and Government  Responses – What is New? 
Expert Speaker/Afghanistan Country Condition Expert TBA
Speakers on Legislative Updates – Sharifa Abassi, Margaret Stock 

11:45-12:30 Lunch Break

Panel Three: 12:30pm – 1:15 pm 
Is Humanitarian Parole still an option?
Speakers: Sharifa Abassi, Spojmie Nasari, Mariam Masumi  

Panel Four: 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm  
SIV Visa – Special Immigrant Visas – Are they happening?
Speakers: Spojmie Nasari, Margaret Stock 

Panel Five: 2:15-3:00pm
 Asylum  Options
Speakers: Mahsa Khanbabi, Margaret Stock

Panel Six: 3:15pm – 4:30pm 
Thinking outside of the box – Creative Help
Speakers: Mariam Masumi, Mahsa Khanbabi, Sharifa Abassi 


$0 Immigration Section Members  (price will be reflected in your cart)
$5  Non-Section MSBA Members
$10 Non-MSBA Members

*This is informational only and no CLE credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states.

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Apr 29, 2022
10:00 am - 4:30 pm EST


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Addressing Afghan Refugee Options – Where Do We Go From Here?