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Identity Theft: What to do when your identity has been stolen

What is identity theft and how can you protect your identity? “I am in trouble, and I need your help.” A statement made by a client of mine. When I asked about what happened, he stated that an unknown person called him and claimed to be a government employee and wanted to get my client’s ... Read more

Easy Ways to Build Your Credit | The Refugee Center Online

A credit score is very important in America. Your credit score also known as your FICO score is a number that represents the risk a lender takes when you borrow money. Easy ways to build your credit: Most newcomers consider the term “credit (FICO) score” a foreign term and find it hard to understand, but ... Read more

Register to vote – a guide for refugees and immigrants

How to register to vote – what refugees and immigrants need to know Why is it important to register to vote? Voting is an opportunity for you to express your opinion and give your support to your representatives. That’s why it’s important to register to vote. Many of us come from countries where our vote ... Read more
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You have the right to an interpreter

America is the land of diversity. According to the US Census Bureau, at least 350 languages are spoken in the United States. If you are seeking government-funded services, then you can ask for an interpreter. Here are some places where you have the right to an interpreter: government offices schools courts of law hospitals police ... Read more