Afghan Client Receives Asylum!

Congratulations to our client M.S.S. from Afghanistan who was recently granted asylum!

In Afghanistan, M.S.S. worked for the Ministry of Justice, drafting and implementing laws protective of women’s rights and children’s rights. He fled Afghanistan following the August 15, 2021 takeover of Kabul by the Taliban. His arduous journey led him to Hawai’i. Today, he, along with several colleagues, are launching an online school to give Afghan children living in third countries, who are awaiting refugee processing, an opportunity to receive an education.

Thanks to Prof. Yoo for working on the filing and attending the interview. Many thanks to Kenneth Tea ’23 for his invaluable research assistance. Mahalo to UH Prof. Abdul-Karim Khan for his translation assistance. Mahalo as well to WSRSL Prof. Richard Chen for assisting with interview preparation.

Aloha nui to M.S.S. and other recent Afghan arrivals, who we are fortunate to have as part of our community!