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Biden to Waive Immigration Fees for Thousands of Evacuated Afghans in the U.S.

After their recent evacuation from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, the Biden Administration pledged to waive immigration-related fees for tens of thousands of Afghans who recently fled to the U.S.

On Monday, Nov. 8, the Biden Administration said up to 70,000 Afghans who recently resettled in the U.S. after fleeing their homes wouldn’t have to afford the cost of immigration application fees needed to live and work here.

Work permit applications, which would allow Afghans to legally work in the U.S., cost $410 while obtaining lawful permanent residence can cost up to $1,225. That might not sound like much considering the stakes involved, but most of those who escaped in the final days of U.S. occupation more than likely arrived in the U.S. with nearly nothing.

Currently, more than 14,000 Afghans have been resettled in the U.S. while a total of 68,000 have come to the U.S. since Aug. 17, just before the U.S. withdrew military forces from the now-Taliban-controlled country.

If you are an Afghan evacuee or someone working with an organization representing those who fled from Afghanistan, Nathan Christensen P.C. may be able to offer the legal guidance you need.

For more information, contact us online or call (972) 497-1017.

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