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Archived Webinar: National Origin Discrimination: Workplace Issues & Civil Rights Protections for Immigrant and Refugee Workers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Hosted on April 29, 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney, Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Maria E. Flores, Program Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Tip Sheet: What is the Public Charge Standard?

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: March 18, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status
On March 9, 2021, all enforcement of the DHS Public Charge rule ended, and the agency discontinued use of Form I-944. The agency also removed the rule from the Code of Federal Regulations. It is now reinstating the 1999 interim guidance on public charge. This FAQ answers common questions on the Public Charge standard that …

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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of resources to share with employers. Immigration statuses discussed include: …

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Archived Webinar: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 3, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Hosted on December 2, 2020, this training was delivered by Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Daniel Wilkinson, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.   Have you ever had an employer request a specific employment authorization document from a client, even when that client …

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Blog Post: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work: Overcoming Two Key Challenges when Communicating with Employers about Work Authorization

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This second post in a two-part series that was informed by conversations with Senior Trial Attorney Liza Zamd from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. It provides tips on overcoming two common challenges when employers request specific documents from refugees and asylees as they complete the I-9.

Blog Post: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work: Busting Three Myths about Social Security Delays & Work Authorization

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This is the first post in a two-part series that was informed by conversations with Senior Trial Attorney Liza Zamd from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. It covers three common misconceptions held by both employers and service providers regarding work authorization, and shares additional useful resources.

Blog Post: Supporting Refugees and Immigrants to Complete the 2020 Census During COVID-19

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 23, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Digital Inclusion, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
On March 3rd, Switchboard hosted a webinar on the 2020 US Census. Since then, many things about the 2020 Census have changed due to COVID-19. This post shares updates and suggestions for Census outreach in the new environment.

Archived Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Naturalization Process and Citizenship Benefits

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 30, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Citizenship
Watch this webinar for an overview of the U.S. naturalization process and citizenship benefits. CLINIC discussed basic eligibility requirements and what clients can expect as they move through the application process.

Archived Webinar: New Rule on Recognition and Accreditation

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: July 17, 2018
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Accreditation
This webinar provided a brief explanation of the updated regulations guiding the DOJ Recognition and Accreditation process including changes in application forms, mailing address, and requirements that went into effect on January 18, 2017.

Blog Post: Worker’s Rights Review

Author(s): Higher
Date: May 29, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are an important aspect of job readiness instruction and are critical to protecting refugees from instances of discrimination and unsafe working conditions. Here is a summary of worker’s rights to consider …

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