Disability Exception for Citizenship (N-648)
This information is designed to provide information for medical providers completing the N-648 disability waiver for an immigrant patient.
June 23, 2021 · Article, PDF
DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes and ICD-10 Codes for Completing Form N-648
This PDF provides a list of ICD-10 and DSM-5 codes that include select medical conditions useful in completing the N-648 form.
June 22, 2021 · PDF
Highlighted 2021 Immigration Policy Changes
Includes updates on new rules, regulations, legal challenges, and changes in policy under the Biden-Harris administration.
April 6, 2021 · Article
Immigrant Access to U.S. Medical Care
This article provides detailed information about how immigrants access U.S. medical care – which often depends on their immigration status.
April 3, 2021 · Article
Provides information about the different immigration status categories based on immigrant paths into the US. Immigration status determines how an individual accesses healthcare within the United States.
April 2, 2021 · Article
Information on Public Charge
Includes important information from Washington State on changes to immigration rules on public benefit. Also includes local and national resources, including from the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign.
March 31, 2021 · Article
Migrant Children & Health
Provides information, resources and fact sheets about the health issues of migrant children entering the U.S.
March 5, 2020 · Article, Video
Includes resources for providers to help address anti-immigrant behaviors and related fear/stress their patients may be experiencing.
March 5, 2020 · Article
Care for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Community
Includes resources for health and social service providers around health and safety issues for DACA community.
March 5, 2020 · Article
Health Reform and Immigrants
Resources and information related to the Affordable Health Care Act, particularly related to immigrants and refugees.
March 5, 2020 · Article
Neuropsychological Evaluation for Citizenship Test Exemptions (N-648)
Article discussing options to be considered prior to getting a neuropsychological evaluation for US citizenship test exemptions.
February 19, 2020 · Article
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National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project makes available an Interactive Public Benefits Map and State-by-State Charts of public benefits available to immigrants.
NRC-RIM Webinar- An Introduction for Direct Service Providers who support those who facing barriers in navigating the complex U.S. health care system.
Information guide and resource from the National Partnership of Community Training (PCT).
After completing the first five mandatory modules of this course, participants will be qualified to conduct forensic medical evaluations with prominent asylum medicine organizations, including Physicians for Human Rights.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of asylum medicine, with emphasis on the historical and legal background of asylum law, best practices for performing asylum examinations, challenges of examining detained asylum seekers, education of trainees and advocacy. Written by experts in the field, Asylum Medicine: A Clinician's Guide is a first of its kind resource for health care providers who practice asylum medicine.
CAL projects and resources help immigrant and refugee newcomers understand fundamental aspects of life in the United States such as housing, community services, transportation, health, employment, and cultural adjustment. They help service providers understand the backgrounds, cultures, and linguistic heritage of the new members of their communities.
This training manual (146 pages) provides a multidisciplinary learning method on credibility assessment, tailored to the needs of asylum decision-makers and other asylum professionals. It provides a framework for developing knowledge, skills and attitude through multidisciplinary learning to help asylum professionals reduce the possibility of errors, reach more objective and fair credibility findings, as well as to apply a more structured approach to credibility assessment. This publication was coordinated by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
How to incorporate key Cultural Orientation messages when providing direct resettlement services to newcomers during their first 90 days. T
Information about the DACA renewal legal clinics, current DACA updates, links to materials from the City of Seattle translated for communities, and resources from other organizations touching on issues of education, financial aid, mental health, employment and workplace rights.
November 2017 article from the New England Journal of Medicine about the public health consequences of rescinding DACA.
The Society for Refugee Healthcare Providers presented an asylum training course that provided an introduction and overview of asylum medicine. The presentation reviewed the history and legal basis of asylum, the physical and psychological assessment of asylum seekers and how to write affidavits.
Seattle office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs has compiled information and links to the latest DACA status
Written by Sana Loue and published in 1998, this is an early cross-disciplinary work which examines the health situation of immigrants, integrating literature of diverse fields -- epidemiology, health services research, anthropology, law, medicine, social work, health promotion, and bioethics - examining issues in clinical care and research, health and disease in specific immigrant populations, and patterns of specific diseases in immigrant groups in the US.
This 2017 factsheet provides advice to hospitals, medical centers, community health centers, other health care facilities, and advocates on how to prepare for and respond to (a) enforcement actions by immigration officials and (b) interactions with law enforcement that could result in immigration consequences for their patients.
Dr. Raj Sundar explores the history and culture of Washington's diverse communities so clinicians can be better equipped with the right knowledge to care for all patients. By better understanding their worldview, providers can become better at taking care of their patients.
Reports, studies and articles about the impacts of immigration enforcement activities on the health of immigrant families, compiled by Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services (BRYCS) to assist service providers working with migrant and refugees.
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant, and how to express them. In English and Spanish.
A Dec 13, 2017 news release from Kaiser Family Foundation about how increased fears around being an immigrant are having significant negative effects on children.
Advocates that health care professionals support and advocate for health care facilities to be sanctuary places that protect the undocumented and vulnerable.
An advocacy toolkit with ideas and suggestions for discussion. This 13-page toolkit includes factual information and references, discussion questions and talking points for a seminar, how to use social media or an op-ed and other ways to promote the message.
Video from Migrant Children and Health - Border, Boundaries and Bigotry: How healthcare providers can stop scaremongering surrounding migrant children.
Founded in 2001, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has established itself as a leading institution in the field of migration policy and as a source of authoritative research, learning opportunities, and new policy ideas. Access publications such as policy briefs, reports, factsheets, and articles, including August 2021 Spotlight on Central American Immigrants in the United States.
Most of the United States’ 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.
Quick reference guide on general requirements for oath modifications and oath waiver. The sections and paragraphs that follow the table provide further guidance on each modification and oath waiver.
This 2017 article outlines causal evidence of the impact of parents’ unauthorized immigration status on the health of their U.S. citizen children.
Refugees Northwest, a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, has programming that includes: trauma-focused mental health support, torture treatment, unaccompanied minor foster care, asylum assistance, complex medical case management, immigration assistance, drop-out prevention, refugee elder support, and forensic medical and mental health evaluations.
Resource from the Refugee Forum and Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition. Includes ways to address current fear and safety concerns and incidents for the refugee and immigrant communities in your local area.
The Northwest Health Law Advocates provides this summary of the current laws, policies and government actions that apply in Washington State and are relevant to non-citizens’ access to healthcare.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides study materials for the civics test required for naturalization.
The USCRI’s mission is to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life. USCRI does work and provides resources related to immigrant children, legal services, policy and advocacy, refugee health, refugee resettlement and trafficking.
The UNHCR Resettlement Handbook offers resettlement management and policy guidance to UNHCR staff, and is a key reference tool for resettlement states and NGOs on global resettlement policy and practice. First released in 1997, the Resettlement Handbook was fully revised in 2011, with updates to country chapters as recently as 2018.