Texas Law Afghan Asylum Workshop
Students will help asylum seekers from Afghanistan prepare petitions for asylum. Students will work in pairs to interview service recipients to gather information to complete USCIS asylum application forms. Asylum is available to immigrants who have fled their home countries because of persecution and/or torture due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
Mithoff Pro Bono Program
The Afghan Asylum Workship is an internal project of the Mithoff Pro Bono Program, hosted in partnership with the Texas Law Immigration Clinic.
- 727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
- Number of student volunteers requested:
- Project Start Date:
Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9
- Project Time:
- 9:30am - 4pm
- Approximate hours of work requested:
- 15 hours
- Monday, October 3, 4:30pm-6:30pm (TNH 3.127)
- Project location:
- In person at the law school (various rooms, CCJ)
- Skills used:
- Client interviewing; trauma informed interviewing; team work; document preparation
- Required skills:
- Cultural competency and attention to detail; no knowledge of asylum law, client interviewing, or specific language skills are required, but Dari, Pashto, or Farsi speakers are encouraged to apply.
- Class year preference:
- 1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
- To Apply:
- Register at https://asylum10-8-22.eventbrite.com