Refugee Resettlement

1505.000.00 ALIEN STATUS

IM-173 , September 19, 2001

The following claimants may be eligible for the Refugee Resettlement Program if they have one of the following statuses:

  1. A person from Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam who has parole status, provided that the person’s documentation, if issued on or after June 1, 1980, clearly indicates that the person has been paroled as a refugee or asylee.Documentation required:  A Form I-94 indicating that the person has been paroled under section 212 (d) (5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  If the I-94 was issued on or after June 1, 1980, it must clearly indicate that the person has been paroled as a refugee or asylee.
  2. A person from Cuba or Haiti who has been paroled as a refugee or asylee or a Cuban/Haitian Entrant and who entered the U.S. on or after October 1, 1978.Documentation required:  A Form I-94 indicating that the person has been paroled under section 212 (d) (5) of the Immigration and Nationally Act (INA).  If the I-94 was issued on or after June 1, 1980, it must clearly indicate that the person has been paroled as a refugee or asylee.
  3. A person from any country other than Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Cuba, or Haiti who has parole status as a refugee or asylee.Documentation required:  A Form I-94 indicating that the person has been paroled under section 212 (d) (5) of the INA as a refugee or asylee.
  4. A person admitted from any country as a conditional entrant under section 203 (a) (7) of the INA.Documentation required:  A Form I-94 indicating that the person has been admitted as a conditional entrant under section 203 (a) (7) of the INA.  (All persons with this status are defined as refugees.)
  5. A person from any country admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the INA.Documentation required:  A Form I-94 indicating that the person has been admitted as a refugee under section 207.
  6. A person from any country who has been granted asylum under section 208 of the INA.Documentation required:  A Form I-94 indicating that the person has been admitted as a refugee under section 208.
  7. A person from any country who previously held one of the statuses identified above whose status has subsequently been adjusted to that of permanent resident alien.Documentation required:  The person also has sufficient documentation to substantiate that he/she held one of the statuses indicated above prior to the adjustment of his/her status to that of resident alien.  (An example of such documentation would be a photocopy of an I-94 previously held by that person which meets one of the above requirements.)
  8. Amerasians, or their close family members, admitted from Vietnam as immigrants.  These persons have their eligibility for assistance determined as though they were Refugees.Documentation Required:  A Form I-94 indicating Processed or 551.  Block 26 will carry the unique identifiers AM-1, AM-2 or AM-3; or a Form I-551 showing codes of AM-6, AM-7 or AM-8.
  9. A person who is a victim of trafficking is eligible for benefits and services to the same extent as refugees, if they have been certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Victims of severe forms of trafficking who are under 18 years of age are also eligible for benefits to the same extent as refugees, but do not need to be certified.Documentation required: Accept the original certification letter or letter for children in place of INS documentation.  Victims of severe forms of trafficking are not required to provide any documentation of their immigration status.  Call the trafficking verification line at (202)401-5510 to confirm the validity of the certification letter or letter for children to notify ORR of the benefits for which the individual has applied.