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Tip Sheet: Surma Can Poison Children

Author(s): San Fransisco, University of California
Date: April 7, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Lead Poisoning
This tip sheet warns about lead toxins in common cosmetics and make up products including surma imported from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. It includes a caution to use only locally purchased cosmetics.

Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Omicron

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 28, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet conveys that viruses, like the ones that causes COVID-19, are always changing, that a big change is called a variant, and that Omicron is an easily spread variant. It describes how to protect yourself and your family by wearing masks, getting the booster shot, practicing social distancing, washing hands frequently, staying home …

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Tip Sheet: USDA Rural Housing Service Program: An Available Option for the Afghan Resettlement Program

Author(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides direct financial rental assistance for qualifying tenants under short-term (6-12 months) and long-term (12 months+) housing programs. USDA has determined that many Afghan arrivals, including those who are part of the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA), may qualify for this program. Under the USDA program, rental …

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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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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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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Breakthrough Infections

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: September 21, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This one-page fact sheet defines “breakthrough infection,” conveys that this type of COVID-19 infection is rare but does happen, and explains that vaccination still protects against serious illness in the case of breakthrough infections.
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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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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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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Protect Your Child. Protect Your Community.

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: July 28, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet provides information about the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. This information includes that children and youth will be safest when they are vaccinated; that the vaccine also prevents children and youth from getting seriously ill if they do get sick; that vaccines protect against variants like Delta; that vaccinating children and youth protects the …

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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: July 7, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet discusses the rare side effects of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. It explains the blood clot side effect that occurred, that it was extremely rare, that you should watch for certain symptoms after receiving the J&J vaccine, that the J&J vaccine is still safe, and that other vaccine options are available. …

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