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Tool or Template: Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee, Supporter, and Resettlement Agency Worksheet

Author(s): Church World Service (CWS), Refugee Welcome Collective
Date: March 10, 2023
Topic(s): Case Management
This worksheet can be used to facilitate a conversation between Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees (UHP), U.S.-based supporters (if applicable), and refugee resettlement agency staff to clarify and define respective activities, review services already provided, and coordinate activities that still need to be done.

Toolkit: Tenant Toolkit

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: March 10, 2023
Topic(s): Housing
If you are a newcomer to the U.S. seeking housing and want to learn how to be a successful renter and navigate the U.S. rental housing market, we welcome you to explore the RHS Tenant Toolkit. This comprehensive tool for newcomer applicants and renters contains vital information and resources on searching for housing, what to …

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Toolkit: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 9, 2023
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make …

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E-learning: Pro Se Asylum Module Series for Afghans: Legal Service Provider Trainings

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 8, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Temporary Protected Status
These trainings are designed for legal service providers who are interested in implementing the Pro Se Asylum Module Series in their communities. Take this Course  

E-learning: Introduction to Affirmative Asylum for Afghans

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 7, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Temporary Protected Status
This is an introductory course for pro bono attorneys taking Afghan affirmative asylum cases through the Welcome Legal Alliance. Take this Course  

E-learning: Asylum Interview Preparation for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 7, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Temporary Protected Status
This course is for volunteers assisting Afghan asylum applicants with preparing for their asylum interviews. Take this Course  

E-learning: Temporary Protected Status

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 7, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Temporary Protected Status
This course is intended for volunteer lawyers providing legal assistance to those requesting Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Take this Course  

E-learning: An Introduction to Storytelling in the Asylum Context

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 7, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Storytelling can be a powerful tool for presenting clients’ cases to judges and USCIS adjudicators. This 1.5 hour webinar discusses the neuroscience of storytelling and why it matters in immigration law. An interactive discussion will then address specific storytelling techniques in the context of asylum cases. Take this Course  

E-learning: Freedom of Movement: Humanitarian Parole

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 7, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This course is for anyone assisting Afghan nationals with request for entry into the United States via humanitarian parole. It will review what humanitarian parole is, how to prepare the packet, and what happens once it’s filed. Take this Course  

E-learning: Requesting Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Author(s): VECINA
Date: March 7, 2023
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This course will teach you how to help clients apply for employment authorization after they have applied for asylum. Take this Course