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ORR is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, asylees will be eligible for refugee assistance and services beginning on the date that they are granted asylum.

Policy Letter 16-08: SNAP Work Requirements and Participation in Office of Refugee Resettlement Training Programs

ORR clarifies language I-94s issued to certain Haitians paroled by ICE and advises on proper handling of such cases.

ORR announces a new Documentation Guide that outlines: (1) the statuses and documents that confer eligibility for Refugee Resettlement Program benefits; (2) the documentation that is needed to show an individual is eligible; and (3) a suggested process for making eligibility determinations.

Categories of Guidance and Informational Documents Released by ORR

Dear Colleague Letter 16-01
November 19, 2015

ORR explains new categories of guidance and informational documents issued to stakeholders and the public.

LGBT Resources and Information

State Letter 15-06
June 18, 2015

ORR issues this State Letter in recognition of LGBT Pride Month and provides resources and information.

ORR discusses the Central American Minors Program or CAM program and explains the eligibility for ORR benefits and services of children entering the U.S. under the Program.

ORR is issuing this State Letter to ensure that eligible populations are not denied ORR-funded assistance and services because they have not yet received social security numbers.

ORR commends its grantees for their efforts and asks them to re-commit to ensuring that Low English Proficiency persons receive appropriate, meaningful language assistance.

ORR asks agencies to use the process outlined in this State Letter to determine eligibility for Refugee Resettlement Program benefits.