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Guide: Benefits for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: October 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole, Program Eligibility
This information guide from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) answers questions about Afghan parolee benefits and services. Questions answered include: Who are Afghans with humanitarian parole (AHPs)? What benefits, programs, and services are Afghan humanitarian parolees eligible for? Where and when should AHPs apply for benefits? What documents are necessary to receive ORR benefits?
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Guide: Benefits for Cuban/Haitian Entrants

Date: September 27, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This information guide from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) answers questions about Cuban/Haitian Entrant benefits and services. Questions answered include: Who may qualify as a Cuban/Haitian entrant? Where do I sign up for ORR benefits/services to qualify as a Cuban/Haitian Entrant? When should I sign up for benefits? What should I bring with me? …

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Guide: Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB) provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease. Key audiences for this booklet are people with or at risk for TB; people who may have been exposed to someone with TB; people who provide services for those at high risk for TB, such as …

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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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Guide: Benefits for Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This information guide answers frequently asked questions about eligibility of Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees for various services. These services include ORR services, where to sign up, and details on specific benefits. 
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Guide: Leaders of Tomorrow – Immigrant & Refugee Youth: A Guidebook on Leadership Development

Author(s): Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program developed by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) with a curriculum co-created by immigrant and refugee youth. The goal of Leaders of Tomorrow is to support and mobilize immigrant and refugee youth through opportunities to expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills, access tools and resources, and improve their …

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Guide: Using Participatory Methods for More Inclusive Project Design and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2021
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
This guide discusses the participation continuum; how to support successful participatory engagement; specific methods and when to use them; and resources for learning more about the power, potential, and practical side of participatory methods.

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. 

Guide: A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
There is growing interest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This guide reviews key MHPSS concepts relevant to those who are designing and implementing services that seek to improve resettled refugees’ mental health and psychosocial wellbeing.

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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