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Weil Secures Visa for Afghan Interpreter and Family

Working in conjunction with the International Refugee Assistance Program, Weil and a team of Yale Law School students secured a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) for an Afghan national who was embedded with U.S. Army special forces as an interpreter during combat operations. Because of his work, our client and his family lived under constant threat of retaliation by the Taliban, and they were unable to travel outside of Kabul. The team was also successful securing visas for his wife and three young children.

Supervised by partner David Bower, associate Christopher Abbott and the Yale team assisted our client with every step of the SIV process, including contacting and interviewing service members who had served with him, preparing all required applications and forms (including letters of support and documentary evidence), and communicating directly with immigration authorities to facilitate expedited processing of our client’s case.