Amazon Helps Refugees Renew Work Permits and Get US Citizenship
Online giant Amazon has partnered with the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy group based in the District of Columbia, to help refugees and those with a humanitarian password renew work permits and obtain U.S. citizenship. Axios. This partnership is beneficial for Ukrainians, who are now accepted in America under the humanitarian password program.
The partnership is an extension of the Amazon program welcome doorwhich was launched about a month ago.
In March, more than 50 companies, including Amazon, pledged to support people fleeing the war in Ukraine, and this program is one such step.
As part of the program, eligible Amazon employees from Ukraine will receive free social, legal and financial support, in particular, we are talking about free mentoring, vocational training (including college), and reimbursement of fees for obtaining a work permit in the United States (EAD) .
In April, the program was offered to employees at Amazon's US offices, and the company plans to expand it globally by the end of the year.
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Thanks to the new Welcome Door program, Amazon employees who are Ukrainian refugees and parole immigrants now have access to several new resources, including:
- Reimbursement of the EAD renewal fee, averaging about $500 every two years.
- Citizenship Assistance Portal is a resource where you can get assistance in applying for US citizenship.
- Prompt notification of policy changes that may affect an employee's immigration status.
- Free legal advice to help you sort out issues related to immigration, etc.
- Access to professional training, including free college education and English as a second language (ESL) through the Amazon Career Choice program.
- Individual mentoring.
For more information about the Amazon Welcome Door program, please visit here.
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Nationwide, about 9,2 million of the 13,6 million legal permanent residents are eligible for naturalization, according to the latest government estimates. National Immigration Forum. Naturalization provides greater security and stability for employees, as well as earlier family reunification and enhanced opportunities.
“We are proud to partner with Amazon to help their employees reach their full potential,” said Emily Foster, vice president of corporate engagement at the National Immigration Forum. “America's workforce and communities are stronger when we all have the opportunity to thrive. The Amazon program will provide qualified employees with opportunities for career advancement, stability, and success.”
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