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: email@example.com ~ 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.