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Settling in the U.S.

To help new lawful permanent residents (LPR) integrate to life in the United States, check out the links below. USCIS offers helpful information about education, child care, employment, what to do in case of an emergency, and a number of popular topics that will help new immigrants settle in the U.S. First, begin with 'About the United States' to learn about our history and government. As you get settled, become involved in your community by volunteering your time. 

Note: Many of the links in this section will take you to another website. USCIS is not responsible for the content on other websites or the information provided by other organizations.

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

We also offer a comprehensive guide, Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants. It has practical information to help you settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces you to the U.S. system of government. You can download free copies in 14 languages. You can purchase printed copies in English, Spanish, and Chinese through the U.S. Government Bookstore.

USCIS Welcomes Refugees and Asylees Brochure

This brochure is currently available in the following languages. The information in the brochure will help refugees and asylees learn about getting settled in the United States and about the rights, responsibilities, and importance of U.S. citizenship.

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