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Tip Sheet: Employment Rights and Resources for Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): US Dept. of Justice
Date: February 14, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Development
Refugees and asylees have permanent permission to live and work in the United States. Several federal laws protect this right to work. This document will help refugees and asylees learn more about their rights and provide information for the government agency to contact with questions or problems.

Tip Sheet: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work – Information for Employers

Author(s): US Dept. of Justice
Date: February 13, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Development
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) prohibits employers from discriminating against U.S. citizens and other work-authorized individuals based on their citizenship status or national origin. The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division enforces this law, found at 8 U.S.C. § 1324b, and its regulations, found at …

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Tip Sheet: Information for Refugees and Asylees about the Form I-9

Author(s): US Dept. of Justice
Date: December 10, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Development
Everyone starting a job as an employee in the United States completes the Form I-9, a government form that employers use to verify identity and permission to work. This flyer is intended to help asylees and refugees complete the Form I-9 and know their rights in this process. Translations are available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian,  Burmese,  Farsi, French,  Karen, Kayah, Nepali, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu.