Project Ally: a united response to the crisis in Afghanistan
In moments of crisis, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) has sought to step up, stand by our communities, and be of help. Since the escalation of the recent crisis in Afghanistan, we have been fielding calls from across the state and around the world. In August of 2021, GAIN launched a new partnership to aid Afghan families alongside the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) GA-AL Chapter and the Refugee Women’s Network (RWN). With the expert help provided by our Project Ally partners, GAIN will respond via a local assistance hotline and immigration relief effort for Afghan families in Georgia and beyond. Within the first week, Project Ally fielded calls from scores of local families.
As the immigration options for Afghans evolve, GAIN has been tracking the developments, guidance, and resources we will need for our volunteers. If you are looking for resources about the crisis in Afghanistan and the immigration law implications, we recommend AILA’s resource page about Afghanistan.
As we work to reunite them with their family members in Afghanistan through immigration services, we will need your support in three major ways:
- We need donations, which will cover the cost of this effort, clients’ filing fees, interpretation and translation, etc. Donate now to fund GAIN’s work, or give a designated donation through our dedicated donation page for Project Ally.
- We need volunteers. We are actively recruiting legal and non-legal volunteers through a sign-up form to help with intakes/screenings, provide language assistance (especially in Farsi or Pashto), and assist with the filing of humanitarian parole and other available immigration remedies for those families who qualify.
- We need you to spread the word. We have an ongoing need for community outreach to families in need of assistance, funders, and volunteers. Help us spread the word by sharing the flyer image above and/or the link to this webpage with your networks.