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What Populations Do Refugee Services Programs Serve?

Unless otherwise noted Refugee Services programs serve the following eligible status:

  • A refugee, admitted under Section 207 of Immigration Naturalization Act (INA);
  • An asylee, granted asylum status under Section 208 of the INA;
  • A Cuban or Haitian Entrant (as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980);
  • An alien admitted into the United Stated as an Amerasian Immigrant as described in Section 402(a) 2 (A) (I) (V) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 USC. 1612 (a) 2 (A);
  • A Parolee admitted as a refugee under section 212(d) (5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA);
  • A Certified Trafficking Victim who has received a certification or eligibility letter from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR);
  • Certain family members of a certified trafficking victim as described in Section 101 (A) (15) (T) (ii) of the INA;
  • Iraqis and Afghans Granted Special Immigration Status as described in Section 101 (a) (27) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA); and
  • A Lawfully Permanent Resident admitted for permanent residence, provided that the individual previously held one of the aforementioned statuses above.

The term refugee is used to reference all eligible categories.

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