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					 Hartford Public Library
The American place (TAP)
             Hartford Public Library
                500 Main Street
              Hartford, CT 06103

              Presenter: Homa Naficy
Mgr., Multicultural Education & Outreach Services
 Tel. (860) 695-6334 ~ Email: naficy@hplct.org ~
              Website: www.hplct.org
worldatlas.com
                            City of Hartford
                   22,672 Foreign born (2000 Census)




WEST INDIANS: Third largest population of West Indians in the U.S.

LATINOS: Largest percentage of Latinos north of Miami and east of the Mississippi River.

REFUGEES: The largest resettlement agency in CT is Catholic Charities; 90% of CT
clients settled in Hartford. (Albania, Bosnia, Russia, Afghanistan, Myrnmar (Burma),
Liberia, Somalia)
                  Services
•   ESL/Civic classes
•   Citizenship Preparation
•   Immigration Information
•   Service Provider Trainings
•   Cultural Celebrations
 Preparing for Citizenship Test

• USCIS www.uscis.gov
• YouTube www.youtube.com
• Selected websites
     USCIS IMMIGRATION CLASSIFICATIONS
1.   Legal Permanent Residents (LPR)
2.   Refugees
3.   Mixed Status Families
4.   Non-immigrant in-status (F,H,L Visas)
5.   Non-immigrant out-of-status
6.   Entered without inspection (EWI)
    Immigration Information Needs
•   Meet with an immigration officer
•   Check the status of an application
•   Download forms / Submit a form
•   Renew a Green Card, replace a lost or stolen
    Green Card
•   Petition to remove conditions of residence
•   Petition for a relative
•   Report a change of address
•   Apply for US Citizenship
•   Policy updates
             Assumptions
• User has access to computers, Internet
  and necessary peripherals
• User has certain computer competencies
  (sign up for an email account, create a
  government account, navigate the
  Internet)
• The user has a bank account/credit card to
  file fees online
• The user is proficient in English
     Trainings: How to Navigate the
             Internet Online
•   Library staff
•   Community Based Organizations
•   Faith Based Organizations
•   Ethnic Based Organization
•   Health & Human Service Providers
•   Educators
•   Immigrant Service Providers
     Professional Development
Multicultural Education Series
Immigrant Provider Workshops
  Immigrant Rights
  Guiding the Foreign Student Applicant
  Guiding the Citizenship Applicant
  Who is Work Authorized
  Navigating Immigration Online
            E-Governance
e-Government (electronic government
e-gov, digital government, online
government) refers to the use of
Information and communication technology
to provide and improve government
services, transactions and interactions with
citizens, businesses, and other arms of
government.

				
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