Online EAD Application Toolkit

Applicants for asylum can apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) using Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization under the (c)(8) eligibility category. To apply for an EAD based on your pending asylum application under the (c)(8) category, you must wait 150 days after you file your asylum application. You are not eligible to receive an EAD until [...]

Online EAD Application Toolkit2024-07-03T23:40:14+00:00

Update on the proposed Afghan Adjustment Act:

Update on the proposed Afghan Adjustment Act: IILA is calling on Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, which would allow Afghans on humanitarian parole to adjust their status to permanent residence (green cards) without applying for asylum. We currently don't know whether this will pass or when it may take effect. More information here.

Update on the proposed Afghan Adjustment Act:2024-07-03T22:39:18+00:00

Afghan Clients Urged to Consult with an Immigration Attorney

NOTICE: The United States immigration system is facing system-wide backlogs and delays in processing applications. Resettlement agencies and immigration attorneys across the country are facing a significant number of pending cases and increased processing times. We strongly urge Afghan clients to consult with an immigration attorney, as well as utilize the resources on this page for their asylum [...]

Afghan Clients Urged to Consult with an Immigration Attorney2024-07-03T22:38:25+00:00

SUN Bucks program providing food benefits to families with school-aged children

This summer, the SUN Bucks program, also called summer EBT (S-EBT) program, is providing food benefits to families with school-aged children.  Each eligible child will get an EBT card with $120 to buy food at most grocery stores, farmers markets and online stores like Amazon and Walmart. The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) would appreciate your [...]

SUN Bucks program providing food benefits to families with school-aged children2024-07-03T22:27:18+00:00

Relaunch of ASIP to new applicants beginning July 1, 2024; program extended to 2026

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) developed the Afghan Support and Investment Program (ASIP) to support the transition of recent Afghan newcomers to long-term housing in California following the implementation of Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) in July 2021. ASIP was designed to provide time-limited, housing-focused services and rental subsidies to help Afghan newcomers [...]

Relaunch of ASIP to new applicants beginning July 1, 2024; program extended to 20262024-07-03T22:34:03+00:00

Angela Efros

Angela Efros spent 7 years in Hunan, China working in education, media, manufacturing, and entertainment. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she frequently appeared on Chinese TV networks as a singer or emcee. She has an MBA from Xiangtan University, where her study focus was on creating partnerships between non-profit organizations and for-profit tourism companies. With extensive expertise in Chinese [...]

Angela Efros2024-06-26T20:55:46+00:00

John O’Malley

John O’Malley, M.S. is a principal of Pasadena, CA-based O’Malley International Associates, a global communications agency specializing in consultative services that include communication skills training, strategic planning and engagement, fund-development, technical writing, media and community relations.  Over the last 25 years, his agency has delivered results and solutions that successfully advance his clients toward their goals. • LinkedIn:  [...]

John O’Malley2024-06-26T20:50:45+00:00

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Chair/Treasurer Steve Holt is semi-retired with an architectural practice in Redlands, CA.  Adept at finding solutions, Steve’s career has focused on facility planning for large technical organizations. Steve received his Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley and his MBA from UCLA where he focused on documenting user requirements. LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-holt 

Steve Holt2024-06-26T19:52:30+00:00
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