Explanation and Examples of Status and


Determining if an immigrant is a refugee, asylee, special immigrant; an entrant or parolee can be very confusing. The two documents below can help you determine if an immigrant is eligible for the refugee program and able to receive a refugee health screening.

ORR State Letter #00-17 Status and Documentation Requirements for The Federal Refugee Resettlement Program.

ORR State Letter #08-06 PL 110-181: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008: Time Limited Eligibility for ORR Benefits and Services of Iraqis Granted Special Immigrant Status under Section 101 (a)(27) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).