Interfaith Rise Lingo Explained
Use this page to learn more about the acronyms associated with refugee resettlement in New Jersey.
☐ IRISE: Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment
☐ CO: Cultural Orientation
Teaching our new refugee families how to navigate a new country and community
☐ ELL: English Language Learners
For many, English is not a second language but a third, fifth, or even eighth!
☐ MCBOSS: Middlesex County Board of Social Services; Mercer County Board of Social Services
☐ MG: Matching Grant
A program for clients intended to help ORR-eligible people to quickly secure jobs and financial independence upon arrival.
☐ R&P: Reception and Placement
The first 90 days after the arrival of a refugee family
☐ RSS: Refugee Support Services
Available for refugees for the first 5 years after their arrival
☐ Asylee: An asylee is a person who meets the definition of refugee and is already present in the United States or is seeking admission at a port of entry.
☐ DHS: Department of Homeland Security
☐ EAD: Employment Authorization Document
☐ HHS: Department of Health and Human Services
☐ I-94: Arrival/Departure Record issued by the DHS to aliens who are admitted to the U.S
☐ ORR: Office of Refugee Resettlement
☐ PRM: Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration
☐ Refugee: A refugee is a person outside his or her country of nationality who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
☐ SIV: A special immigrant is a person who qualifies for a green card (permanent residence) under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) special immigrant program.
☐ SIV: Special Immigrant Visa
☐ USCIS: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
☐ USCRI: United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
☐ USRP: United States Refugee Admissions Program
☐ USRP: United States Resettlement Program