Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Citizenship and Alien Status

Revised:

11.8

EXCEPTION – SOVIET JEWISH REFUGEES

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Soviet Jewish refugees who are sponsored by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and local Jewish organizations are:

 

·        Ineligible for Families First for two years from the refugee’s date of entry or until the refugee is lawfully admitted by permanent residence status, whichever comes first, if the refugee’s financial needs are being met by the sponsor.

 

·        Do not deny any application filed by a sponsored Soviet Jewish refugee solely because of knowledge of a sponsorship agreement.

 

·        Follow up with the sponsoring agency to determine whether the refugee has any income and resources and what assistance the agency is providing to the refugee.

 

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