You have arrived in this country within the last two years, as determined by your date of arrival.
Individuals with the following immigration statuses are eligible for refugee social services: (1) refugees; (2) asylees; (3) Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants; (4) Cuban and Haitian entrants; (5) certain Amerasians from Vietnam; and (6) victims of a severe form of trafficking who receive certification or eligibility letters from ORR, and certain other specified family members of trafficking victims.
This week we met with the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration, part of the University of Northern Iowa. The Center has great resources and handbooks for refugee and immigrant employment. Please follow the link to learn more about their work in Iowa.
The video features interviews with refugees from Burma, talking about their challenges and accomplishments dealing with learning English, employment, housing and community, rights and responsibilities, and the long process of resettlement.