YWCA Tulsa’s Immigrant and Refugee program has more than 30 years of providing quality direct services that promote self-sufficiency for immigrant and refugees from all over the world. If you are a refugee, asylee or secondary migrant (you have moved to Tulsa from another state), you can qualify for services under the refugee resettlement program for the first 5 years from the date of arrival.
1. Contact YWCA Tulsa, or another trusted source for legal help with immigration. Visit http://www.immigrationlawhelp.org/ for service providers in your area.
2. Get your documents (birth and marriage certificates) translated and gather residency and other evidence now.
3. Be aware of notario fraud. Do NOT take advice from a notary public or an immigration consultant. Contact ONLY a qualified immigration lawyer or an accredited representative for legal advice. Visit www.stopnotariofraud.org for more information on notario fraud.
•Case Management Services
•ELL (English Language Learning) Classes
•Legal Permanent Residency Application (Adjustment of Status)
•Interpreting and Translation
•Job Search and Employment Assistance
•Other Immigration Assistance
Change of Address: All refugees and/or asylum clients must report within 10 days of any change of address to the United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the appropriate form (AR-11). The YWCA can help for free!
Adjustment of Status: All refugees are required to apply for legal permanent residency (green card) after one year upon date of arrival to the United States. YWCA can help with green card assistance for free!
**You could be at risk for deportation if you do not apply for a green card.**