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Guide: Fact Sheet on Operation Allies Welcome

Author(s): Department of Homeland Security
Date: September 3, 2021
Topic(s): Afghanistan Evacuees, Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
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 will be known as …

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Blog Post: A Round-up of Resources for Serving Afghan Evacuees

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 23, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
In July 2021, the U.S. government initiated Operation Allies Refuge to quickly admit and resettle individuals from and in Afghanistan who have worked for, or on behalf of, the U.S. government. The resettlement network is working to support Afghan evacuees by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by ORR. This blog post lists resources you may find helpful in serving these clients, including resources in Dari and Pashto.

Tip Sheet: Benefits for Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: July 29, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This fact sheet explains the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) benefits and services that Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders may be eligible for. This could include Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Matching Grant (MG) program, Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), employment services, and specialized programs. 

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
Refugees and asylees have the right to work. This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used work 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 …

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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.