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

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.

This State Letter reviews the definition of Category One "Cuban and Haitian entrants" and clarifies the acceptable documentation for ORR-funded benefits and services.

Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrants are now eligible for ORR benefits and services for the same time period as refugees.