Our office is happy to report that Dr. Rahela Kaveer has been granted asylum by the Chicago asylum office of USCIS. We recently received word of the approval and will now file to bring Dr. Kaveer’s husband and four children to the United States. Dr. Kaveer has worked for years in Afghanistan, toiling on behalf of the rights of women in that war-torn country. Her work fighting for civil rights for women and in establishing clinics for women had made her the target of written death threats from the Taliban.
Dr. Kaveer’s story was profiled back in February in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.