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One year after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Afghans in Charlotte are in legal limbo | Axios Charlotte

By Danielle Chemtob Read more: Axios Charlotte Tahira Askari and her family arrived at the chaotic scene at the Kabul airport last August, with a crowd of people surrounding the walls, and Taliban surrounding them. The teenager heard gunshots and people calling out for help. She saw people being beaten and…

Afghan refugees find ‘different world’ in Charlotte — and a new set of challenges | Charlotte Observer

BY DJ SIMMONS AND WILL WRIGHT Read more: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article264677989.html#storylink=cpy Americans watched the Afghan government fall from afar. But for Bahroz Mohmand, the moment marked the high-stakes culmination of a plan two years in the making to relocate his family. “Because of me my whole family — my brothers, my sisters,…

Afghans in U.S. await stability and immigration answers | WFAE

By: Kayla Young Read more: Afghans in U.S. await stability and immigration answers | WFAE 90.7 – Charlotte’s NPR News Source A year after the fall of Kabul, Afghans who fled to the United States still face an uncertain future. Organizations such as the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy are…

Tahira, a 17-year-old Afghan evacuee and Advocacy Center client, shares her journey to the US and what it is like to live in legal limbo | Spectrum News

When 17-year old Tahira Askari fled Taliban controlled Kabul last August, she did not know what life would be like for her in America. Tahira and her uncle, Bahroz Mohmand, a decorated Afghan interpreter who supported US military operations in Afghanistan for 10 years, joined Spectrum News on August 17,…

Afghan Adjustment Act

When Afghanistan returned to Taliban control in August 2021, over 76,000 Afghans were forced to flee their country and seek refuge in the United States.  Many of the evacuees were Afghans who supported the US mission and operations in Afghanistan, as well as their families who would now face persecution…

One man’s journey to save his family from the Taliban

When the government of Afghanistan fell in August 2021, Americans watched with disbelief at how quickly the country would slip into Taliban rule. News footage showed swarms of American and Afghans citizens at the Kabul airport hoping to get a flight anywhere away from their crumbled democracy. We asked ourselves,…

Free Legal Clinic: Saturday, August 20th

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy will be hosting a legal clinic at Devonshire Elementary, 6500 Barrington Drive, on Saturday, August 20th from 12-3pm. Free legal assistance (by appointment only) and advice will be available in the following service areas: Immigration relief Landlord-tenant law education Veterans: Character of discharge, discharge upgrades, VA applications, and…

Advocacy Center Statement on Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Decision

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is aware of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. While this decision and the ultimate overturning of Roe v. Wade does not directly impact our work, it will impact the clients that we fight for every day. The Advocacy Center will…

Juneteenth is a day of celebration!

We have come so far, yet we have so far to go. “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” On June 19, 1865, the enslaved men, women, and children of Galveston finally received word…