Integration and Orientation for Foreign-Born Religious Workers in R-1 Status

As the recruitment of foreign-born religious workers increases, integration into the American way of life as well as orientation to U.S. immigration regulations should be the utmost priority for the religious leaders. In this workshop, we will discuss integration — as opposed to assimilation — of foreign-born religious workers and cover the key components of successful immigrant integration initiatives, as well as provide tips to implement them successfully in your community. We will then present materials that can serve as a basic orientation for foreign-born religious workers when they arrive in the United States with an R-1 visa, such as how to obtain a social security number and driver’s license, identify important immigration documents and avoid falling out of R-1 status.