Help Ukrainians Who Have Fled War to Renew Their Humanitarian Parole Status on May 11

Pisgah Legal Services, Lutheran Services Carolinas, and Catholic Charities are partnering to assist local Ukrainians who entered the U.S. in 2022, fleeing the war in Ukraine. We will assist Ukrainians with completion of applications to renew their humanitarian parole status, so that they can legally remain and work in the U.S. for up to two more years and preserve eligibility for some public benefits, such as food stamps.

We will host a clinic on Saturday, May 11th, 10am – 3pm in Asheville to assist dozens of Ukrainians in our region. Volunteer attorneys are needed to meet with Ukrainian clients and help them complete their re-parole applications. Interpreters provided. Volunteers can sign up for shifts of one hour up to 5 hours.

Pisgah Legal will provide a one-hour training to all volunteer attorneys that sign up for this legal clinic in person at our Charlotte Street office in Asheville and on Zoom. The training date in early May will be confirmed soon. A recording of the training will be available to anyone who cannot attend live. Renewal applications for humanitarian parole are straightforward and can typically be done in a half an hour or less.

For more information or to sign up, contact Katie Russell Miller at katierm@pisgahlegal.org.

About Evie White

Pisgah Legal Services is an innovative nonprofit law firm founded in 1978 that: provides free civil legal aid to people who live in poverty; helps more than 15,000 of the most vulnerable people in our communities annually to meet urgent needs such as: housing, safety from abuse, health care and income; partners with dozens of other agencies to make sustainable change for people in crisis; coordinates the services of more than 300 pro bono attorneys in WNC; improves systems and policies that impact the lives of thousands of low-income people.