We are excited to share updates about how the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) has grown in response to our members’ desire to welcome more asylum seekers into our community. As one long-time member said, “As current members, we can contribute our experiences so that other people do not make the mistakes that we have. We should always support each other as the big family that we are.”
Over the past three months, ASAP has welcomed thousands of new members — asylum seekers from more than 100 countries around the world. Now based in all 50 U.S. states, our new members have gained access to critical legal information and joined our collective fight against inhumane government policies. All the while, ASAP has continued to provide emergency legal services, helping members to file over 100 urgent work permit and asylum applications over the last few months.
“I am so glad and proud to be a member of ASAP,” said Kimo, one of our new members. “One of the best sentences I have read from ASAP is ‘you are not alone.’ Really, I have this feeling now.”
ASAP is proud to stand with our members — asylum seekers who have been with us for years, and those who have just recently joined — as they fight their cases and defend their rights.