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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 more commonly face. They include information about rights as an employee; rights as a student; rights if stopped by the police; rights if federal law enforcement contacts you; rights if the Department of …

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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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Guide: Fact Sheet on Operation Allies Welcome (OAW)

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: September 3, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
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 are known as Operation …

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Tip Sheet: Parole and Beyond for Afghan Nationals

Author(s): Pars Equality Center
Date: August 30, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Humanitarian parole is a temporary discretionary authorization to enter the United States that can be granted based on humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons. On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published guidance for Afghan nationals seeking parole into the United States. This document describes the legal options and rights/responsibilities for …

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Archived Webinar: Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: August 25, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
On August 25, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held a stakeholder engagement to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS). During the webinar, USCIS provided an overview of TPS, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. USCIS responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar. The …

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Blog Post: A Round-up of Resources for Serving Afghan Evacuees

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 23, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
In July 2021, the U.S. government initiated Operation Allies Refuge to quickly admit and resettle individuals from and in Afghanistan who have worked for, or on behalf of, the U.S. government. The resettlement network is working to support Afghan evacuees by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by ORR. This blog post lists resources you may find helpful in serving these clients, including resources in Dari and Pashto.
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Archived Webinar: Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haiti

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: August 20, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
On August 20, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held a stakeholder engagement to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. The CRCL Officer provided opening remarks. During the webinar, USCIS provided an overview of TPS, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. USCIS responded to questions submitted in …

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Guide: Eligibility Documentation for Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees from Afghanistan and Iraq

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Program Eligibility
Afghan or Iraqi nationals granted a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) or Special Immigrant (SQ or SI) Parole by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for service to the U.S. government are eligible for ORR benefits. This guide lists acceptable documents for relatives of SIV holders , SQ or SI parolees. 
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Archived Webinar: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
On August 11, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held a stakeholder engagement to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia. During the webinar, USCIS provided an overview of TPS, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. USCIS responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the …

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Archived Webinar: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
On August 4, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held a stakeholder engagement to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen. During the webinar, USCIS provided an overview of TPS, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing tips. USCIS responded to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the …

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