Updated Guide Available on Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) announces its newly updated publication, Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance. This guide is designed to help service providers address the barriers to resettlement and integration faced by asylees. It contains important and timely information about the benefits and services for which asylees are eligible, including job placement assistance, English language classes, medical screening, cash assistance, social security cards, employment authorization documents, adjustment of status, I-94s, travel authorization, petitioning for immediate relatives, and federal student financial aid. The guide, updated to September 2010, is a free resource for service providers that can be viewed and printed in PDF format on the CLINIC website at http://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/2010CLINIC_Asylee_Sprdfin..... A limited number of free, printed copies are available by request. To request a printed copy, contact Laura Burdick at email@example.com. Additional resources are available on the project website at http://cliniclegal.org/asylees.
Asylees seeking resettlement assistance may call the National Asylee Information & Referral Line at 1-800-354-0365 for referrals to local service providers in their community. The line is multilingual (18 languages) and is available from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Also, please note that translated outreach materials for asylees in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, French, Amharic, Albanian, and Russian are available on the Office of Refugee Resettlement website here.