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Tip Sheet: Employment Information Regarding Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders and Parolees

Author(s): U.S. Department of Justice Immigrant & Employee Rights Section Civil Rights Division (DOJIER)
Date: October 29, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Afghan parolees who have received permission to work from the United States government, Afghan Special Immigrant Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), and Afghan Special Immigrant Conditional Permanent Residents (CPRs) are allowed to work in the United States. This fact sheet, issued by the Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), provides general information about …

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Archived Webinar: Who are the Afghan Newcomers? Understanding the Background and Socio-cultural Strengths and Needs of Afghan Evacuees to the U.S.

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 26, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
Hosted on October 26, 2021, this training was delivered by Farid Saydee, President of Language Mentors International; Durana Saydee, Research Associate with Language Mentors International; Haris Tarin, Sr. Policy Advisor, Dept. of Homeland Security; Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, Consultant with U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI); and Wais Khairandesh, Mental Health Therapist.  This webinar provided …

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Guide: Information Sheet for Afghan Parolees Departing Safe Havens

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
This fact sheet, from USCIS, includes information on how to maintain parole, long term legal status options, working in the U.S. and more. It is available in Dari, English, and Pashto and there is an additional attachment for SIV holders. 
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Guide: Brief Overview for Clinicians Caring for Afghan New Arrivals

Author(s): Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health
Date: October 22, 2021
Topic(s): Health
This brief guide is designed for health care providers supporting Afghan newcomers. It covers topics such as: proper use of a medical interpreter, potential health conditions, prior health screening, and access to care. Additional resources and references are also included. Contributors include members of the Minnesota Department of Health Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health’s …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Islamic Society of North America
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This webinar discussed the recent arrivals of Afghan newcomers to the U.S., as well as ongoing efforts by Muslim Americans to assist this population. Featured speakers included Haris Tarin, Rizwan Jaka, Nila Latif, Rifat Malik, and Yaqub Zargarpur. 

Tip Sheet: How to Access and Print Your Lawful Record of Admission (I-94 Form)

Author(s): U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This tip sheet explains that if you were recently processed as an undocumented non-citizen or traveler with an Alien registration number (“A number”), you may follow these instructions to print your I-94 Form. It also conveys that if someone requests your admission information, this is the form you would provide. Separate instructions and screenshots are …

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Archived Webinar: Best Practices for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Afghan Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: October 20, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Afghan newcomers and other immigrants deserve equitable healthcare access and education, and that includes COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. This webinar, hosted by NRC-RIM, discussed how the Afghan Health Initiative, Washington State Department of Health, and clinicians serving refugee and immigrant communities have worked with community leaders to overcome challenges, build on community strengths, and improve …

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Guide: Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Humanitarian Parole, Program Eligibility
This guide, co-published by CLINIC and Migration Refugee Services, provides information and samples of the type of documents that Afghan parolees may be issued by DHS. It explains what resettlement agencies should look for when determining an Afghan parolee’s eligibility for resettlement benefits as well what immigration practitioner should look for when determining an Afghan …

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Video: U.S. Rights and Responsibilities

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This video includes information on some laws protecting people in the U.S. from various abuses, actions that are not permissible in the U.S., and resources for reporting abuse and seeking further assistance. 
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Video: Vaccine Hesitancy

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video explains required vaccinations for new arrivals to the U.S., including Afghan evacuees.