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Tip Sheet: How do I get a Refugee Travel Document?

Author(s): USCIS
Date: January 28, 2014
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs

This two-page tip sheet from USCIS provides information for current refugees or asylees on how to obtain a Refugee Travel Document (Form I-131) to return to the United States after travelling abroad.  It includes information on preparing an application, filing inside and outside of the United States, submitting biometrics, traveling back to the country where …

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Tip Sheet: How do I Become a U.S. Permanent Resident?

Author(s): USCIS
Date: January 27, 2014
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship

This two-page tip sheet from USCIS provides information for current refugees or asylees on how to become a permanent resident one year after being admitted to the United States. It includes information on the basic requirements for obtaining permanent residency, how to apply, the necessary documentation, and links to the required forms that must be …

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Tip Sheet: How do I Show my Employer that I am Authorized to Work in the U.S.?

Author(s): USCIS
Date: January 27, 2014
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs

This tip sheet from USCIS provides information for current refugees or asylees on how to prove they are eligible to work in the United States. It includes information on the employment authorization document and how to obtain it, and links to forms I-9,  I-94, and I-765. 

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Tip Sheet: How do I Help my Relative get Refugee or Asylee Status in the U.S.?

Author(s): USCIS
Date: January 23, 2014
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship

This tip sheet from USCIS provides information for current refugees or asylees on how to help their relative obtain asylee or refugee status. It includes information on the refugee/asylee relative petition (Form I-730), the length of the process, and addresses specific questions about family members eligibility. 

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Video: Somali Refugee Women: Learn about your Health!

Author(s): ORR
Date: December 23, 2013
Topic(s): Health

The goal of this 4-part video series is to educate Somali women refugees about a variety of health issues that can affect – and possibly save – their lives, including reproductive health, diet and exercise, cancer screening, prenatal care and pregnancy, and other health topics. Topics include 1. the reproductive system, 2. infections, relationships, and …

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Tool or Template: LGBT Refugee Resettlement Guidelines and Agency Self-Assessment

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: October 30, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management

This tool is intended to serve two purposes: first, as a set of guidelines for resettlement agencies to use for determining which of their affiliates are best suited to accept LGBTQ+ refugees for placement; and second, as an agency self-assessment to help refugee programs identify strengths and challenges that they may face when resettling LGBTQ+ …

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Video: Refugees and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Video

Author(s): RHTAC
Date: September 30, 2013
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare

This video, produced by the Refugee Health  Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), introduces refugees to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The video was developed in collaboration with the refugee community and features refugee narrators, refugee speakers, and health care providers. It is available in …

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Video: Faces of Resettlement

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: August 19, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement

This 10-minute video features refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Iraq, and Sudan. It presents a positive portrait of their lives in the U.S. as they become fully integrated, productive citizens. It is intended to promote dialogue about refugees.   

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Video: In Our Voices: The Journeys of LGBT Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 24, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement

This short video produced by Heartland Alliance International highlights the courageous stories of a transgender refugee from the Middle East and a lesbian asylee from Central Africa. Watch this video to learn more about why LGBT refugees flee their countries and what resettlement agencies can do to support them in their time of need.

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Guide: A Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on best practices and successes from the field

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 10, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Housing, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships

This guide includes information on creating safe spaces, forming community, collaborating with external partners, case management services, housing, employment, leveraging support from LGBTQ+ communities, and engaging communities of faith.