CAMP Philly/Islamic Relief Iftar 2017
The CAMP Philadelphia Iftar dinner benefitting Islamic Relief has long been a highlight of the CAMP year, and one of the most well attended events hosted by CAMP. Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening! Network, break fast with fellow Muslim professionals, and donate to a worthwhile cause. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the following charitable causes: SYRIAN REFUGEE , YEMEN
DATE: Friday 6/2/17
TIME: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LOCATION: Sheraton Philadelphia University City; 3549 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104
**Limited, non - refundable, & unavailable at the door.
- Early Bird: $35 (until 5/28)
- Gen Admis : $40 (until 6/2)
ATTIRE: Business Casual or semi formal
CUISINE: Indian (halal)
PARKING: Covered self-parking is available for guests at a discounted cost of $15. Parking garage is attached to the hotel with an entrance on 36th Street between Market and Chestnut.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: The hotel is just a few blocks from 30th St station.
We are proud to welcome guest speaker: Afia Yunus ESQ.
Afia is the Principal Attorney and Founder of Yunus Law, with an office in Philadelphia and Chicago. Her practice focuses exclusively on U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. She represents clients from all over the country and abroad in employment based immigration, family based immigration, and also in removal defense before the U.S. Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals.
Prior to founding Yunus Law, Afia accrued extensive business immigration experience at a well-known local immigration firm in Chicago managing over 200 clients.
She has obtained approvals for clients applying for PERM labor certification, E-2 Investor Visas, National Interest Waivers, H1b and H2b Visas, L1 Visas and employment-based U.S. Lawful Permanent Residence ("green card") for foreign nationals ranging from small business employees, student visa holders, and employees of multi-national corporations and educational institutions.
Afia believes in providing a full-service experience to her clients in that she provides a detailed briefing prior to any USCIS or embassy interview, attends interviews with her clients, drafts business plans, letters of recommendation, and forms business entities for her business immigration clients, assists clients in obtaining social security cards and benefits, and more.
Afia received her B.A. degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received Dean’s Honors List distinction every semester. She earned her J.D. degree, Cum Laude, from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010 with a Certificate in Public Interest Law. At Chicago-Kent, she was awarded the CALI award, Dean’s Certificate of Service Award, and was on the Dean’s Honor List.
She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois Federal District Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Immigration Courts nationwide. She is an active member in good standing of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2012, the National Association of Muslim Lawyers, the Illinois State Bar Association.
Afia is actively involved in her community and is passionate about efforts at diversity, inter-faith dialogue, and assisting the immigrant community at large. She serves on the Recruitment and Community Outreach Advisory Board for Camden County College and on the Board of Directors at GCLEA, a prominent mosque in Cherry Hill, NJ. She is actively involved in supporting her local refugee community through a partnership with the Catholic Charities of Camden and with Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief. She serves as an immigration legal advisor to ICNA’s Center of Social Justice (CSJ) justice hotline. She provides free legal advice through regular Facebook LIVE events on Yunus Law’s facebook page and has spoken at numerous institutions throughout South Jersey, including Camden County College, Rutgers University, and various local religious institutions.