Refugee resettlement in the United States of America

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How does resettlement in America work? What happens when you are a refugee in the USA? Learn about arriving in the USA as a refugee and find information that will help you understand about life in America.

How does resettlement in America work? What happens when you are a refugee in the USA? Learn about arriving in the USA as a refugee and find information that will help you understand about life in America.

Hervestiging in Amerika

Resettlement in America

Arriving in the United States

Arriving in the United States

Wanneer u voor het eerst aankomt in de Verenigde Staten, you will probably be greeted at the airport by volunteers from your resettlement agency. They will take you to your new home. De organisatie die je helpt heeft slechts een kleine hoeveelheid geld te vinden u een plek om te wonen. So your home might be small apartment. It might only have a few things in it. American families probably donated household items, such as a bed and table, for your apartment.

When you first arrive in the United States, you will probably be greeted at the airport by volunteers from your resettlement agency. They will take you to your new home. The organization that is helping you only has a small amount of money to find you a place to live. So your home might be small apartment. It might only have a few things in it. American families probably donated household items, such as a bed and table, for your apartment.

You will have to learn how to use the new items in your apartment – for example, your fridge, magnetron en wasmachine. Your resettlement agency volunteer will show you how. You will find that food is different, but you can meer informatie over eten en eten in de VS.

You will have to learn how to use the new items in your apartment – for example, your fridge, microwave and washing machine. Your resettlement agency volunteer will show you how. You will find that food is different, but you can learn about food and eating in the USA.

Your caseworker

Your caseworker

Nadat u aankomt, u zal worden toegewezen aan een caseworker. This person will help you adjust to the USA. Your caseworker will probably be very busy helping other families, ook. Your caseworker must follow the many rules of refugee resettlement. It is important to maintain a good relationship with your caseworker.

After you arrive, you will be assigned to a caseworker. This person will help you adjust to the USA. Your caseworker will probably be very busy helping other families, too. Your caseworker must follow the many rules of refugee resettlement. It is important to maintain a good relationship with your caseworker.

Je moet een hoop papierwerk te voltooien. This paperwork is required for you to receive money. Afhankelijk van welke staat woont je in, u ontvangt een kleine hoeveelheid geld voor uw gezin. This might be called Refugee Cash Assistance or it might be called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. U zult waarschijnlijk ook ontvangen iets genaamd "food stamps" of module. This is to pay for groceries. You can learn more about the benefits you might receive evenals public benefits especially for refugees.

You will have to complete a lot of paperwork. This paperwork is required for you to receive money. Depending on what state you live in, you will receive a small amount of money for your family. This might be called Refugee Cash Assistance or it might be called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. You will probably also receive something called “food stamps” or SNAP. This is to pay for groceries. You can learn more about the benefits you might receive as well as public benefits especially for refugees.

Medical exams

Medical exams

Everyone in your family will have to get medical examinations. You probably had a medical exam before you came to America. You and your children may have to get vaccinations to prevent you from getting diseases. U kunt meer over healthcare in the USA. Hebt u een medisch probleem, you should see a doctor during the first eight months you are in the USA, because you have good medical insurance.

Everyone in your family will have to get medical examinations. You probably had a medical exam before you came to America. You and your children may have to get vaccinations to prevent you from getting diseases. You can learn more about healthcare in the USA. If you have a medical problem, you should see a doctor during the first eight months you are in the USA, because you have good medical insurance.

Enrolling your children in school

Enrolling your children in school

Als je kinderen hebt, you must enroll them in school. U kunt het lezen van deze pagina op openbare scholen to learn more about US schools. De meeste staten vereisen leeftijd kinderen 5 Aan 18 naar school.

If you have children, you must enroll them in school. You can read this page on public schools to learn more about US schools. Most states require children ages 5 to 18 to attend school.

U kunt, of noodzaak, verzenden van jongere kinderen naar de kleuterschool. There are also free programs called HeadStart and early Headstart for children who are too young for school.

You may want, or need, to send younger children to preschool. There are also free programs called HeadStart and early Headstart for children who are too young for school.

Finding a job

Finding a job

Uw hervestiging Agentschap en de case manager zal u helpen om een baan. Als een vluchteling, u kunt aan de slag meteen door aan te tonen van de inreisstempel op uw paspoort. Het doel van de Amerikaanse hervestiging programma is "zelfvoorziening." Dit betekent dat de regering wil dat je een baan te krijgen zo snel als je kunt. U zal waarschijnlijk moeten nemen van de eerste taak die u worden aangeboden. U kunt niet deze baan. Het is belangrijk te onthouden dat u blijven naar een betere baan zoeken kunt. U kunt learn more about finding a job or getting a better job.

Your resettlement agency and case manager will help you get a job. As a refugee, you can start working immediately by showing the entry stamp on your passport. The goal of the US resettlement program is “self-sufficiency.” This means the government wants you to get a job as soon as you can. You will probably be required to take the first job you are offered. You might not want to have this job. It is important to remember that you can keep looking for a better job. You can learn more about finding a job or getting a better job.

Getting a Social Security number

Getting a Social Security number

U moet ook toepassen voor een Sofi-nummer. Uw caseworker zal waarschijnlijk helpen u daarbij. This is a number that shows you can live in the USA. Wanneer u werkt, een deel van uw geld uit uw salaris als belastingen en wat voor sociale zekerheid wordt genomen.

You also have to apply for a Social Security number. Your caseworker will probably help you do this. This is a number that shows you can live in the USA. When you work, some of your money is taken out of your paycheck as taxes and some for social security.

Learn how to drive

Learn how to drive

U zult moeten leren hoe om de bus te nemen of Hoe te rijden. In de VS, u moet een testronde en verdien uw rijbewijs om te rijden. Je moet ook betalen voor uw auto, verzekering voor uw auto, en de kosten van onderhoud.

You will need to learn how to take the bus or how to drive. In the US, you must pass a test and earn your driver’s license in order to drive. You also have to pay for your car, insurance for your car, and the cost of maintenance.

Engels leren

Learn English

Het is zeer belangrijk dat u zich concentreren op het leren van Engels. Dit is waarschijnlijk het belangrijkste ding dat u doen kunt om te helpen uw familie een succes. Uw bureau van hervestiging zal u waarschijnlijk aanmelden voor de lessen Engels. U kunt ook nemen Lessen Engels online of klassen op andere plaatsen in uw gemeenschap zoeken. It is also important to try to help your kids learn your native language.

It is very important that you focus on learning English. This is probably the most important thing you can do to help your family succeed. Your resettlement agency will probably sign you up for English classes. You can also take English classes online or find classes at other places in your community. It is also important to try to help your kids learn your native language.

Aanpassen aan de Amerikaanse cultuur

Adjust to American culture

Tijdens al deze tijd, u zult ook leren aan te passen aan Amerikaanse cultuur. U kunt onder ogen zien cultuurschok. It is important that you remember you culture is valuable and that you bring lots of assets with you to the United States. You can help teach Americans about your culture.

During all of this time, you will also be learning to adapt to American culture. You may face culture shock. It is important that you remember you culture is valuable and that you bring lots of assets with you to the United States. You can help teach Americans about your culture.

After one year, get a green card

After one year, get a green card

Een jaar nadat u in de VS aangekomen bent, you can apply for permanent residency (een groene kaart). Uw caseworker zal waarschijnlijk helpen u toepassen.

One year after you have arrived in the US, you can apply for permanent residency (a green card). Your caseworker will probably help you apply.

Na het eerste jaar, u zal waarschijnlijk stoppen met het zien van uw zaak werknemer. Maar, Er zijn nog tal van andere organisaties en mensen die u in de VS helpen kunnen. Als u nodig hulp bij het vinden van programma's in uw gemeenschap, you can search in FindHello to find resources and services near you.

After the first year, you will probably stop seeing your case worker. But, there are still lots of other organizations and people that can help you in the US. If you need help finding programs in your community, you can search in FindHello to find resources and services near you.

Verhuizen naar een nieuwe stad

Moving to a new city

Soms, vluchtelingen beslissen zij houd niet van de stad dat ze werden hervestigd en ze wilt verplaatsen naar een nieuwe stad. Terwijl kan er voordelen aan deze instelling als kunt u dichter aan familie of vrienden of ergens met een goede baan, het kan ook heel moeilijk worden. Het is belangrijk om te weten dat wanneer u verplaatsen, u moet toepassen voor uw voordelen. Als u denkt over verhuizen naar een nieuwe plek, Gelieve te lezen deze pagina op moving to a new city vóór u verhuist.

Sometimes, refugees decide they do not like the city they were resettled and they want to move to a new city. While there can be benefits to this if you can move closer to family or friends or somewhere with a good job, it can also be very hard. It is important to know that when you move, you have to reapply for your benefits. If you are thinking about moving to a new place, please read this page on moving to a new city before you move.

Finish high school and earn a GED diploma

Finish high school and earn a GED diploma

Na je eerste jaar, om een betere baan, mogelijk moet u ook uw opleiding afmaken, vooral als je middelbare school in uw land niet gefinisht. We have a free online class to help you earn your diploma middelbaar onderwijs. You can also learn more about College en andere opleidingsmogelijkheden in de VS.

After your first year, in order to get a better job, you may also need to finish your education, especially if you did not finish high school in your country. We have a free online class to help you earn your high school diploma. You can also learn more about college and other educational opportunities in the USA.

Bring your family to the USA

Bring your family to the USA

U kunt ook toe te passen om andere familieleden naar de VS. In het algemeen, u moet toepassen om dit te doen binnen de eerste twee jaar kom je naar de VS. Read about family reunification or talk to your caseworker about it.

You may also want to apply to bring other family members to the USA. In general, you need to apply to do this within the first two years you come to the USA. Read about family reunification or talk to your caseworker about it.

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