State Letter #01-18

Asylee Information Hotline

Publication Date: July 9, 2001


FROM: Carmel Clay-Thompson
Acting Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: Asylee Information Hotline

This Letter announces the availability of a National Asylee Information and Referral Hotline effective Monday, July 2, 2001. The hours of the referral line are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. E.D.T., Monday through Fiday. The number is 1-800-354-0365. This hotline is managed by Catholic Charities of New York through a Cmmunity and Strengthening and Integration (CFSI) grant awarded to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Services will be provided in seven languages: English, Mandarin-Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Albanian, and Amharic. Staff can also speak 11 other languages--Haitian Creole, Polish, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi--bringing the total languages available to 18.

The success of this information and referral line depends on information available to the operators. We understand that you have been contacted by CLINIC which is gathering information on available services. Your help to make this hotline successful is appreciated. Please contact Mr. Jeff Chenoweth at CLINIC, 415 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20017; telephone: (202) 635-5820, if you have any further questions.

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