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Welcome to the United States: Guidebook for Refugees

Original Publication Date: April 16, 2012
Last Updated: April 2, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minute

This Guidebook, available from the Cultural Orientation Resource Center(link is external), is intended to give refugees information about fundamental aspects of life in the United States and includes the following chapters: Pre-Arrival Processing, The Resettlement Agency, Community Services, Housing, Transportation, Employment, Education, Health, Managing your Money, Rights and Responsibilities, and Cultural Adjustment. You may download the guide in PDF format in a variety of languages(link is external), including:

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