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E-learning: Caring for Newly Arrived Afghans

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Developed by the Global Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this free four-hour course, composed of recorded lectures and interactive lessons, helps prepare providers to serve newly arrived Afghans. It covers topics ranging from Operation: Allies Welcome (OAW) to Afghan cultural background, to general and skin medical exams, to mental health care, to clinical observations …

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Archived Webinar: Hiring Afghan Humanitarian Parolees: What Service Providers and Employers Need to Know

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Humanitarian Parole
Hosted on November 17 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER); and Jenny Deines, Special Policy Counsel, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER). Webinar FAQ coming soon! This webinar featured a …

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Guide: Health Coverage Options for Afghan Evacuees

Author(s): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Date: November 1, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
Afghan evacuees arriving in the United States will be eligible for health coverage through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Marketplace, or refugee medical assistance (RMA or other health coverage provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)). RMA is provided through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and administered …

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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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Archived Webinar: Who are the Afghan Newcomers? Understanding the Background and Socio-cultural Strengths and Needs of Afghan Evacuees to the United States

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 26, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
Hosted on October 26, 2021, this training was delivered by Farid Saydee, President of Language Mentors International; Durana Saydee, Research Associate with Language Mentors International; Haris Tarin, Sr. Policy Advisor, Dept. of Homeland Security; Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, Consultant with U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI); and Wais Khairandesh, Mental Health Therapist.  This webinar provided …

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Guide: Information Sheet for Afghan Parolees Departing Safe Havens

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
This fact sheet, from USCIS, includes information on how to maintain parole, long term legal status options, working in the U.S. and more. It is available in Dari, English, and Pashto and there is an additional attachment for SIV holders. 
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Guide: Brief Overview for Clinicians Caring for Afghan New Arrivals

Author(s): Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health
Date: October 22, 2021
Topic(s): Health
This brief guide is designed for health care providers supporting Afghan newcomers. It covers topics such as: proper use of a medical interpreter, potential health conditions, prior health screening, and access to care. Additional resources and references are also included. Contributors include members of the Minnesota Department of Health Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health’s …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Islamic Society of North America
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This webinar discussed the recent arrivals of Afghan newcomers to the U.S., as well as ongoing efforts by Muslim Americans to assist this population. Featured speakers included Haris Tarin, Rizwan Jaka, Nila Latif, Rifat Malik, and Yaqub Zargarpur. 

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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Archived Webinar: Best Practices for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Afghan Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: October 20, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Afghan newcomers and other immigrants deserve equitable healthcare access and education, and that includes COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. This webinar, hosted by NRC-RIM, discussed how the Afghan Health Initiative, Washington State Department of Health, and clinicians serving refugee and immigrant communities have worked with community leaders to overcome challenges, build on community strengths, and improve …

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