Friday, June 30, 2017

Text for Refugees

CLINIC’s text4refugees project is an innovative effort to reach more refugees and asylees in a unique way – through their cell phones. Research shows that even newly arrived refugees have cell phones and communicate in high numbers via text message. Refugees, asylees and anyone interested in learning more about citizenship will benefit from our monthly text messages about the citizenship application process. This project is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Key Facts:
  • Messages are available in 6 languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, French and Somali
  • A subscriber will receive at least two text messages a month
  • Subscription is anonymous. CLINIC will not know the subscriber’s name or address.
  • Message topics will include: where to find a service provider; where to find English classes; facts about U.S. citizenship; information about the benefits; reminders

Learn more about our Citizenship Navigator project. You may also email Leya Speasmaker if you have questions.
The Citizenship Navigator project is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Texting Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to subscribe in the language of your choice:

Text 1 to 1-352-New2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in English.
Text 2 to 1-352-New2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in Arabic.
Text 3 to 1-352-New2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in Nepali.
Text 4 to 1-352-New2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in Somali.
Text 5 to 1-352-New2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in Spanish.
Text 6 to 1-352-New2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in French.

Enrollment is free. Standard texting rates and data charges may apply.

Sample Text Message

U.S. citizens can vote and cannot be deported. Learn more here about how to apply for citizenship:

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