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ORR advises refugees of the legal requirement to do three things: 1) apply to USCIS to adjust their status to Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) after one year in the U.S. in refugee status, 2) advise USCIS prior to travel outside the U.S. so they can be issued the Refugee Travel Document, and 3) report their change of address to USCIS.

State Letter #01-02

Farewell from Lavinia Limon
January 11, 2001

Farewell from Lavinia Limon

As of April 4, 2001, asylees should receive unrestricted social security cards without the notation "Valid For Work Only With INS Authorization."

State Letter #01-17

Final Notice of FY 2001 Social Service Formula Allocation
July 6, 2001

Final Notice of FY 2001 Social Service Formula Allocation

State Letter #01-30

Employment Eligibility Requirements
November 21, 2001

Employment Eligibility Requirements

The subject of this State Letter is the ORR Announcement for Services to Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking.

Reviews the definition of “Cuban and Haitian entrant” as it applies to Haitian nationals and clarifies the necessary documentation for ORR-funded benefits and services.

Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

State Letter #05-04
March 24, 2005

Provides general guidance regarding the immigration consequences resulting from a criminal conviction.

Public Charge and ORR Populations

State Letter #05-02
January 27, 2005

Provides basic information about "public charge" issues, which are aspects of immigration law under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Provide technical assistance by clarifying a grantee/recipient's obligations in determining how to assist LEP persons.