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Afia Yunus selected in “Whos’ Next: Law” by Billy Penn

Young people make up some of the best lawyers and legal minds in Philadelphia. So for the third year in a row, Billy Penn is highlighting the city’s next great stars in law, from prosecutors to litigators to defenders to social justice advocates.



Owner, Yunus Law P.C.


Afia Yunus is the principal attorney and founder of Yunus Law, a firm with offices in Philadelphia and Chicago that focuses exclusively on US immigration and nationality law. She represents clients from all over the country and abroad in employment-based immigration, family-based immigration and removal defense before the US Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. view more

The suspension of certain requirements governing employment for Syrian F-1 students who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a result of civil unrest in Syria has been EXTENDED through September 30, 2019. This applies to Syrian F-1 students who received status by September 9, 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Afia did a great job in how she handled our case in such a professional manner. Her team always quickly replied to any questions or concerns we had. She also did a great job prepping us in everything.

Afia spent time listening to my situation and then freely gave advice about the best solution. Her advice worked out well and I am most grateful for the direction that she pointed me in. Pleasant to talk with and a credit to the attorney profession.

I would highly recommend attorney Afia and the entire Yunus Law firm. great lawyer, fantastic human being!” - Actual YL Client.
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Come join Repair The World: Philadelphia with Afia Yunus speaking about her experiences with immigration law and advocacy with Cathy Miller-Wilson of HIAS Pennsylvania ... See MoreSee Less

Immigration Stories: A Passover-Inspired Shabbat

March 23, 2018, 6:30pm - March 23, 2018, 8:00pm

Join Repair the World and HIAS Pennsylvania for a delicious, meaningful, interfaith Shabbat dinner catered by Hanadi's Syrian Kitchen! Inspired by the Passover story, we will explore past and present...

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USCIS announced that starting April 2, 2018, it will begin accepting H-1B cap petitions and will temporarily SUSPEND premium processing. This suspension is expected to last until September 10, 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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The A++ panel today on @chasingnews 💯 Watch tonight at 11 pm on mynj9 discussing #guncontrol #schoolshooting and hear my take on @cynthiaenixon running for NY governor! #news #guns #massshooting ... See MoreSee Less

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Naturalization Workshop

March 31, 2018, 10:00am

Consult Attorney Afia Yunus on any immigration matter and/or get help completing your citizenship application for free!

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The State Department has revealed that, as of March 6, 2018, only about hundred waivers had been
granted to visa applicants from the banned countries, a rejection rate of more than 98%.
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Mania Pour Aghdasi is a U.S. citizen residing in California. In September 2016, Ms.
Aghdasi’s brother passed away after battling brain cancer in the house in which her father lived
in Iran. Ms. Aghdasi is her father’s last remaining family member. She assisted her father, a 78-
year-old Iranian national, in applying for a visitor’s visa so they could be together in their grief.
During the long 14 months that followed, Ms. Aghdasi repeatedly contacted the U.S. Embassy,
her congressional representatives, the State Department, the White House—anyone who would
listen—to get her father’s visa approved as his health deteriorated. Ms. Aghdasi’s father died on
December 24, 2017, waiting for his visa to be issued. Two weeks later, his visa application was
denied pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation that established the latest travel ban. At no
point did anyone consider Ms. Aghdasi’s father for a waiver from the travel ban. Nonetheless
his visa was denied. Ms. Aghdasi’s story is emblematic of the destruction and tragedy that has
been wrought by the Proclamation’s reckless implementation, but her experience is sadly not
uncommon. - Lawsuit filed in California against the Travel Ban's "waiver" program
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