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Title: Refugee 101- Presentation


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
Religion
Nationality
Social Group
Political Opinion
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  • 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
  • Womens 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
  • Reuniting with family members
  • Acquiring work authorization
  • Acquiring travel documents
  • 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
Womens 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
PRIORITY SYSTEM
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2
3
Individual Referrals
Group Referrals
Family Reunification
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PRIORITY SYSTEM
  • Compelling issue to require 3rd country
    resettlement
  • Referral from UNHCR, US Embassy or NGO working
    overseas

1
Individual Referrals
17
PRIORITY SYSTEM
  • Groups of special interest to the United States
  • Karen minorities from Burma, Lost Boys of Sudan,
    Somali Bantu

2
Group Referrals
18
PRIORITY SYSTEM
Parents
Spouses
3
Family Reunification
Unmarried children lt21
19
PRIORITY SYSTEM
Affidavit of Relationship (AOR)
3
Family Reunification
20
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
Refugee Admissions Process
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
21
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
(RAs) RESETTLEMENT AGENCIES Authorized to
resettle refugees in the United States
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The IRC is a resettlement agency
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
22
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
(RSC) RESETTLEMENT SUPPORT CENTER Agency that
screens refugees for resettlement
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
23
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
RSCs Resettlement Service Centers Agencies who
screen refugees for resettlement.
Refugee Admissions Process
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Bangkok
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
24
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
Refugee Admissions Process
(DHS) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Approval
screening
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
25
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
Refugee Admissions Process
(IOM) INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR
MIGRATION Medical screenings Flight Arrangements
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
26
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
Refugee Admissions Process
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
27
Approved applicants go through multiple security
checks
RSC conducts prescreening interview
Immigration (DHS) interview
UNHCR, embassy or NGO referral or AOR through
resettlement agency
Approved applicants receive a medical screening
(IOM)
Refugee Admissions Process
IRC Processings Role
Approved applicants receive cultural orientation
Approved applicants who successfully complete all
screenings are scheduled for departure to US (IOM)
The refugee case is allocated to a resettlement
agency by the Refugee Processing Center
National resettlement agency completes
verification of placement (VOP) with local field
office
National resettlement agency assures case
28
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