Refugee School Impact Program eligibility guidelines
The term “refugee” refers to an individual who is outside their country of nationality or habitual residence and is unable or unwilling to seek protection of that country due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. For the purposes of the Refugee School Impact Program, the term “refugee” also refers to other eligible populations as defined by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR):
- Certified Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking
- Cuban-Haitian Entrant
- Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrants Visas (SIV) Holders
- Afghan parolees with “SI/SQ” coding, and other parolees deemed eligible by ORR
- Certain eligible minors with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) who are receiving services as Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
- Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee: Citizens or nationals of Ukraine who the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has paroled into the United States between February 24, 2022 and September 30, 2023, due to urgent humanitarian reasons or for significant public benefit. This includes those Ukrainians paroled into the United States at the Southern Border prior to Uniting for Ukraine if they arrived after February 24, 2022.
- Non-Ukrainian individuals who last lived in Ukraine who DHS has paroled into the United States between February 24, 2022 and September 30, 2023, due to urgent humanitarian reasons or for significant public benefit.
- Other populations or individuals deemed eligible by ORR.
Contact our Refugee School Impact Program Project Director, Pang Chang, at email@example.com