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Guide: All About Parole

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 3, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Parole is a vehicle through which an applicant receives permission to enter or remain in the United States without being granted formal admission. This practice advisory provides an overview of parole, including which agencies can grant it, what factors the adjudicator may consider when deciding whether to grant parole, and what benefits a parolee enjoys, …

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Coversheet with list of backgrounders

Guide: Cultural Backgrounders on Newcomer Students

Author(s): USAHello
Date: November 16, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Country Guides
These cultural backgrounders are designed to help teachers and other educators learn about newcomer students and their backgrounds. By being culturally informed, you’ll be better equipped for teaching diverse students in your multicultural classroom. The information is concise so you can quickly learn key information to help you help your students. These cultural background resources …

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Guide: A Handbook for Teaching English to Afghan Women Refugees

Author(s): University of San Francisco
Date: May 18, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
This handbook, authored by Deborah de Lambery, seeks to train volunteer mentors who work with Afghan women refugees. The handbook provides an overview of the historical and cultural background of Afghanistan so that the volunteers know more about the women with whom they are working. It also provides information about the incidence and impact of …

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Working with Your Resettlement Agency

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: September 16, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management
This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. In this video, we meet Razan Osman, the resettlement manager at a resettlement affiliate. She provides insights on assistance and basic services of the Resettlement Agency, describing in detail what is …

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Ahmad and Friends

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: August 4, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment
This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Ahmad arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina without any existing ties in the U.S. He now works two jobs to provide for his family and played a key role in creating a …

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Jalal and Family

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: May 5, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Jalal arrived in Richmond nine months ago in order to give his young family a safe and secure life. Jalal had worked as a translator, English and computer instructor, and deputy …

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