February 17, 2017

Delaware County District Library has compiled a list of resources for anyone searching for reliable information on the immigration or refugee process. 


Civics and Citizenship Toolkit : A Collection of Educational Resources for Immigrants by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

​U.S. Immigration Made Easy by Ilona Bray, J.D.

The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First-Century Refugee Crisis ​by​ Patrick Kingsley

The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee's Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half The World ​by​ Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp ​by​ Ben Rawlence

Local Resources:

Community Refugee and Immigration Services

Council on American Islamic Relations

Central Ohio Worker Center

US Together

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Refugee Services

City of Columbus New Relations Commission New American Resources

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Chinese American Association of Central Ohio

Asian American Community Services

Somali Community Association of Ohio


National/International Resources:

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Citizenship Resource Center

Preparing for the Oath Interactive Guide to Preparing for the Naturalization Test

​USCIS Employee Rights Toolkit​

​Civics and citizenship toolkit (online)​

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

​ACLU Know Your Rights: Immigrants​

ACLU General Immigrants' Rights page

​U.S. Department of State Immigration Visas Page​

USCIS Information on Humanitarian and Special Situations

U.S. Department of State Follow-to-Join Refugees and Asylees

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

​National Conference of State Legislatures Immigration Information and State Immigration Laws​

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer's Guild

Department of Homeland Security Immigration Data and Statistics

Refugee Council USA

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement

Refugee & Immigration Resources