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About text4refugees

Starting in 2016, CLINIC’s text4refugees project has reached 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 the citizenship application process and immigrant integration will benefit from our monthly text messages.

 

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

 

Download a flyer about text4refugees in English

Download a flyer about text4refugees in Arabic

Download a flyer about text4refugees in Nepali

Download a flyer about text4refugees in Somali

Download a flyer about text4refugees in Spanish

Download a flyer about text4refugees in French

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

"The citizenship test requires you to speak basic English, answer questions about U.S. history and government, and read and write in simple English. Start preparing now. Find a citizenship class near you: https://literacydirectory.org"

 

Contact Leya Speasmaker if you have questions.