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

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.

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

State Letter #01-06

Monthly Data Report for January 2001
March 8, 2001

Monthly Data Report for January 2001

State Letter #01-19

Extension of Deadline for Submission of Older Refugee Discretionary Grant Applications
July 10, 2001

Extension of Deadline for Submission of Older Refugee Discretionary Grant Applications

State Letter #01-26

Data Collection: ORR-11 (Refugee State-of-Origin Report)
September 28, 2001

Data Collection: ORR-11 (Refugee State-of-Origin Report)

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

Stipulates that Iraqi/Afghan Special Immigrants are eligible for ORR benefits/services but are limited to 6 months from date of admission to U.S.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000

State Letter #01-13
May 3, 2001

The subject of this State Letter is The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. 

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.