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The City of Seattle maintains this list of links to resources that may be helpful to immigrants and refugees living in Seattle/King County. While the listing may not be comprehensive, it is updated regularly.
Who is Served: ORIA provides services to all Individuals who are allowed to immigrate to the U.S. as refugees, certain Amerasians, Cuban/Haitian entrants, victims of severe forms of trafficking, persons granted asylum, and Iraqi/Afghani Special Immigrants are eligible for services. Immigrants receiving public assistance are also eligible for ORIA’s services.
Other Program Characteristics: The program emphasizes:
"A refugee is someone who has fled from his or her home country and cannot return because he or she has a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Since 1975, Americans have welcomed over 3 million refugees from all over the world. Refugees have built new lives, homes and communities in towns and cities in all 50 states.
"The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides critical resources to people in need to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
**As of September 2017, with some exceptions, USCIS is no longer accepting initial or renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.**
In June of 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that "certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status."