Invitation to Training on Afghan Arrival Categories, Documentation, and Verification Through SAVE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are holding two training sessions for HUD staff and HUD grantees only (Public Housing Agencies and HUD-assisted Multifamily owners and property managers) regarding the Afghan arrivals who have entered the U.S. through Operation Allies Welcome (OAW).  OAW is an ongoing effort across the federal government, led by the Department of Homeland Security, to support vulnerable Afghans as they safely resettle in the United States.


USCIS administers the SAVE program, an online service that allows benefit-granting agencies to verify a benefit applicant’s immigration or citizenship status. The training will provide information and resources regarding Afghan Arrival categories, federal benefits they may be eligible for, documentation that they may present when applying for benefits, and how to verify their immigration status or parole using SAVE.


Register for one or both training sessions below:


These training sessions supplement the monthly trainings offered by the USCIS SAVE program for current and prospective SAVE users. Please attend one of these monthly trainings and/or be familiar with the SAVE prior to attending these OAW-specific trainings.


Please note that USCIS and HUD will not record the training or distribute a copy of the presentation. However, much of the training content is available in the USCIS SAVE OAW Fact Sheet.


For more information about the SAVE program and to view its monthly training schedule, please visit


Additional information about the registration process:

  1. After clicking on the registration link, you will be directed to the registration page.
  2. You will be asked to sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences. Please enter your email address and select “Submit.”
  3. Select “Subscriber Preferences.”
  4. Select the “Questions” tab.
  5. Provide your location, organization name and organization type (if applicable).
  6. Complete the questions and select “Submit.”
  7. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information including how to submit questions in advance.


If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email USCIS at Indicate in the subject line if you have registered for Session 1 or Session 2 of the Afghan Arrival Categories and Documentation Training.


To request a disability accommodation to participate in this engagement, email us at


Note to media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at for any media inquiries.


IPM in Multifamily Housing Course


The HUD-supported StopPests in Housing Program is offering a live online course for housing professionals  offered Thursdays, April 21st – May 12th, 2022 (full schedule below)


(there is no charge for this course) Course description:  The IPM in Multifamily  Housing Course was designed to help housing professionals understand their  roles in supporting safe and effective pest control in their communities.


The course outlines:

*   how to manage pests within a housing community using effective strategies

that pose no risk or minimal risk of pesticide exposure;

*   the major health risks posed by common pests;

*   the biology and behavior of the major pests of housing (bed bugs,

cockroaches, and rodents);

*   and how to troubleshoot pest control failures.


If 5 or more staff members from the same HUD-assisted housing site (public housing authority/commission, section 8, 202, 811, or tribal housing department)  complete the course we’ll send you a box of pest control supplies including  printed resident resources, traps, and monitors. If you have less than 5 staff members, let us know!


Questions? Contact and visit the course home page.


Course schedule

These webinars are interactive, including polls, chats and Q&A. Sessions will generally run for 90 minutes but timing may vary depending on attendance  and participation levels. We have scheduled two hours for each session.


Session 1: Introduction to IPM and Pesticide Use April 21, 2022


1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific


Session 2: Cockroaches April 28th, 2022


1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific


Session 3: Rodents May 5th, 2022


1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific


Session 4: Bed Bugs May 12th, 2022


1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain,

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific


*note last session will likely run 2 hours.

Register Here