Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) Eligible Beneficiaries
A "Refugee" is defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act as:
“…any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”
Asylees, Cuban / Haitian entrants, certain Amerasians, Special Immigrant Visa holders and victims of severe forms of human trafficking are among the other humanitarian immigrants eligible for assistance and services under the Refugee Act.
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) administers refugee resettlement services and time limited cash and medical assistance for eligible beneficiaries.