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Blog Post: What Federal Benefits and Services are Available to Afghan Parolees?

Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
There are several programs in which Afghan parolees may participate (along with refugees, asylees, and other Office of Refugee Resettlement-eligible populations).

Tip Sheet: Know Your Rights

Author(s): Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
These Know Your Rights (KYR) tip sheets summarize many of the same rights all Americans enjoy, but they focuses on issues Muslims commonly face. They include information about: Your rights as an employee Your rights as a student Your rights if stopped by the police Your rights if federal law enforcement contacts you Your rights …

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Video: Welcome Video Describing Current COVID-19 Situation in U.S.

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video, currently available in Dari and Pashto, shares current information about COVID-19 in the United States including the Delta variant, vaccine access, and sources of reliable information. 
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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts. Delta Variant: What You Need to Know

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: September 16, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet provides information about the Delta variant of COVID-19. This information includes that viruses are always changing; that many variants of the COVID-19 virus have already been discovered and are being monitored; that the Delta variant is one of the COVID-19 variants that scientists are monitoring; and that vaccines, wearing a mask, social …

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Poster: Chickenpox Spreads Easily

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 15, 2021
Topic(s): Health
This poster includes the following information: Chickenpox spreads easily. If you have chickenpox symptoms, immediately report your symptoms to medical staff. The most common symptom of chickenpox is a rash that turns into itchy, fluid-filled blisters. Other symptoms include: Fever Loss of appetite Headache Tiredness Adults, pregnant women, and those with a weak immune system …

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Poster: Measles Spreads Easily

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 15, 2021
Topic(s): Health
This poster covers the following information: Measles spreads easily. If you have measles symptoms, immediately report your symptoms to medical staff. The most common symptoms of measles are a fever and a rash. Other symptoms include: High fever (may spike to more than 104°F) Cough Runny nose Red, watery eyes Rash that breaks out 3-5 …

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Guide: Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB) provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease. Key audiences for this booklet are people with or at risk for TB; people who may have been exposed to someone with TB; people who provide services for those at high risk for TB, such as …

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Archived Webinar: Learn About Immigration Pathways for At-Risk Afghans

Author(s): International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP)
Date: September 10, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
As the security situation in Afghanistan remains dire, many Afghans and their friends and colleagues may be looking for information about U.S. humanitarian immigration pathways for Afghans. Some Afghans have also entered the U.S. with temporary parole status, leading to questions about how these pathways relate to options for permanent immigration status in the U.S. …

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Archived Webinar: Digital Skills in Refugee Integration: Lessons Learned from Research and Practice

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 9, 2021
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion
Hosted on September 9, 2021, this training was delivered by Miriam Potocky, Senior Research Associate, Switchboard; and Marwah Maasarani, Evaluation Officer, IRC.   Digital skills are a crucial element of successful integration. Access to communities, services, and rights often depends on, or is facilitated by, digital technology. Although many refugees are tech-savvy, many others have low …

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Guide: Fact Sheet on Operation Allies Welcome

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: September 3, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside us in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States. These coordinated efforts will be known as …

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