Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
connects and supports refugee resettlement staff
globally to deliver effective cultural orientation to
help refugees achieve self-sufficiency in the United
States. CORE is funded by the U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and
administered by the International Rescue Committee.
consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
On July 16, 2021, USCIS issued the latest news/status on
DACA and USCIS' compliance with the existing policy.
Included with the update are specific explanations on
application guidelines, the filing process, etc.
FAQs from recent CIS ombudsman's webinar
Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
On March 31, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security's
Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services
Ombudsman hosted a public webinar to discuss U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) online
filing and customer service tools. From attorneys to
employers, from advocacy groups to petitioners, more
than 800 people joined the webinar. USCIS has now posted
some of the inquiries received from participants along
with the responses USCIS provided.
Poll finds support for more pathways to citizenship
A recent NPR/Ipsos poll shows a positive concern for
law-abiding migrants and the creation of a legal pathway
to citizenship for them. At the same time, Americans are
also concerned about the growing numbers of migrants,
unaccompanied children, and criminal activity at the
Employers are seeking more immigrant talent
As pointed out by Hannah Miao, CNBC, the U.S. does not
have enough high-skilled workers to meet demand for
computer-related jobs, and employers are seeking
immigrant talent to help fill that gap. It's been
suggested that a revision of our legal immigration
categories—such as those for H-1B visas—is needed.
colorado is helping undocumented immigrants live and
Deon J. Hampton
As of June, Colorado has passed several laws that will
support and protect undocumented people from being
unable to receive housing assistance and other public
services. Proponents of the laws cite basic human needs
are the right of everyone while opponents feel the money
and services will be taken away from Colorado's legal
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