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1 From Harm to Idaho Rabiou Manzo International Rescue Committee

2 Who are Refugees? Where do they come from? How do refugees reach the United States and Idaho?

3 A refugee is a person who is outside of his or her country and is unable or unwilling to return because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution.

4 Five types of persecution

5 Race ReligionNationality Social Group Political Opinion

6 Refugee In Idaho  Since 1975, 15,000 Refugees came to Idaho  Most Refugees resettled in Idaho are women and Children  In 2011, 775 Refugees arrived in Idaho from 17 different countries

7 Refugee Resettlement program in Idaho  Case Management  Employment Services  Immigration Services  Language Learning Opportunities  Women’s life skills and literacy Program

8 Case Management Basics life Needs Temporary financial assistance Food Housing Health Care With the Goal of helping refugees to reach self- sufficiency in a very short period of time.

9 Employment Services Job Search, Application, and Interviewing Ethics in the Workplace Financial and Tax literacy Tax laws and filing process

10 Immigration Services Advise clients on legal rights and obligations Prepare and submit applications for adjustment to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status on behalf of asylees, refugees and others. Counsel and assist refugees, asylees and others in: a)Reuniting with family members b)Acquiring work authorization c)Acquiring travel documents d)Applying for naturalization

11 English Language Center American Culture Orientation Computer literacy Class for elders: Basic Language Skills, socialization and content necessary for obtaining citizenship Family literacy for parent & children 3-5 years old WorkStyles training focusing on job interviews and employability skills.

12 Women’s Life Skills & Literacy Program Language acquisition & Culture orientation Basic economics & Housing needs Geography & Transportation Medical services & Vocational skills Safe place to address women specific needs Healing Circle addressing Post Traumatic Stress

13 Refugees in the world Worldwide 15.4 million refugees Only 80,000 refugee are resettled in the U.S. each year 43 million internally displaced people.

14 How do refugees become eligible to come to Idaho? 15.4 million refugees worldwide only 80,000 Resettled in the US

15 123 Individual Referrals Group Referrals Family Reunification PRIORITY SYSTEM

16 1 Individual Referrals  Compelling issue to require 3 rd country resettlement  Referral from UNHCR, US Embassy or NGO working overseas PRIORITY SYSTEM

17  Groups of special interest to the United States  Karen minorities from Burma, Lost Boys of Sudan, Somali Bantu 2 Group Referrals PRIORITY SYSTEM

18 3 Family Reunification Parents Spouses Unmarried children <21 PRIORITY SYSTEM

19 3 Family Reunification Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) PRIORITY SYSTEM

20 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency Refugee Admissions Process RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation

21 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation (RAs) RESETTLEMENT AGENCIES Authorized to resettle refugees in the United States The IRC is a resettlement agency

22 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation (RSC) RESETTLEMENT SUPPORT CENTER Agency that screens refugees for resettlement

23 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency Refugee Admissions Process RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation RSCs Resettlement Service Centers Agencies who screen refugees for resettlement. Bangkok

24 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency Refugee Admissions Process RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation (DHS) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Approval screening

25 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency Refugee Admissions Process RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation (IOM ) INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION Medical screenings Flight Arrangement s

26 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency Refugee Admissions Process RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation

27 UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through resettlement agency Refugee Admissions Process RSC conducts prescreening interview Approved applicants go through multiple security checks Immigration (DHS) interview Approved applicants receive a medical screening (IOM) National resettlement agency completes verification of placement (VOP) with local field office The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement agency by the Refugee Processing Center National resettlement agency assures case Approved applicants who successfully complete all screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM) Approved applicants receive cultural orientation IRC Processing’s Role

28 THANK YOU شكرا धन्यवाद Спасибо ขอบคุณ tIbLU: سپاسگزاریم Merci Mahadsanid 감사합니다 To Learn more -Volunteer: IRC, ANA, WR, CSI -BSU: Refugee Foundation Program–Tel:


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