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.