COVID-19 / Immigrants

Immigration Legal Info and Assistance for all immigrants & refugees, Advocacy, Ethnic Service Providers, Uncodumented, Translations, Interpretors, Know Your Rights, Rapid Response Network (RRN), DACA, Government Resources, USCIS Updates, Multi-language Materials

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ACTION - Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center
We encourage all who have witnessed or experienced micro-aggressions, bullying, harassment, hate speech, or violence to help us document. The more information we have, the better we can respond and prevent further incidents from occurring. Submit an Incident Report Form in: English,Chinese-Traditional, Chinese-Simplified, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hmong, Hindi Key Words: Hate Crime, Asian
COMMUNICATION - Mobile Apps for Refugees
A collection of free smartphone apps especially for refugees. Safe downloads directly from Google Play Store or Apple App Store to your mobile phone! Multi-language Key Words:
DEMOGRAPHICS - COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data
CA Dept of Public Health - All Cases and Deaths associated with COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity
DEMOGRAPHICS - Map the Impact - New American Economy Report on Immigrant Contributions
2019 interactive map to get comprehensive national, state and local immigration data. Map the Impact now includes new data on Dreamers, refugees, TPS holders, and undocumented immigrants directly impacted by the 2020 Presidential Election.
EDUCATION - San Jose Public Library Info Videos in Chinese
Informative videos in Chinese for you to learn to navigate our website, use digital resources and much more! Multi-language Key Words: SJPL
EDUCATION - San Jose Public Library Info Videos in Vietnamese
Informative videos in Vietnamese for you to learn to navigate our website, use digital resources and much more! Multi-lingual Key Words: SJPL
EDUCATION - San Jose Public Library Videos en Español
¡Tenemos videos informativos en Español para que aprenda navegar nuestro sitio web, utilizar recursos digitales y mucho más! Informative videos in Chinese for you to learn to navigate our website, use digital resources and much more! Key Words: SJPL
EMPLOYMENT - Immigrant Workers' Rights and COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions
4/10/20 This document from the National Employment Law Project.answers frequently asked questions from immigrant workers and their advocates about COVID-19-related topics. Key Words: Undocumented
EMPLOYMENT - Undocumented Workers’ Employment Rights
With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided to workers by both federal and California law. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese | Key Words: discrimination, job
FINANCE - List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California
4/15/20 Update: All funds are not accepting new applications until more funds are developed
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4/1/20 To assist undocumented workers who have lost their jobs or income as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Legal Aid at Work has compiled a list of known relief funds for undocumented workers. We will be updating this list as new information becomes available. For more information on the job-related legal rights of undocumented workers, ALIVIO FINANCIERO PARA TRABAJADORES INDOCUMENTADOS DE CALIFORNIA Key words: COVID-19
FINANCE - Solo Solidarity Fund
You may receive $500 if you: **live in Santa Clara County ** are affected financially by COVID-19 ** are an undocumented immigrant in deportation proceedings or have an immediate family member detained by DHS or ICE. Call 408-770-6202 Endorsed by the SCC Rapid Response Network
FOOD - Self Help for the Elderly
All onsite activities at senior centers and services at meal sites are still suspended until further notice. We have set up additional phone lines to provide information and help with sign up for home-delivered meals, COVID-19 vaccinations, and other referrals. The hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. The phone numbers are: 415-677-7600 *** 415-677-7601 *** 415-677-7603 *** 415-677-7581 *** 415-677-7585 *** 415-677-7591 Multi-language: Mandarin & Cantonese
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Phone : (408)246-8790 Offices in: San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and Oakland. Key Words: Asian, Chinese
GOVERNMENT - San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs
The City of San José’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (SJ OIA) was established in 2015 for the purpose of facilitating and accelerating immigrant integration through civic, economic, linguistic, and social inclusion.becoming the most successful multi-cultural city in the world. Key Words: RRN, KYR, RIF,
HEALTH - 2020 MediCal Expansion Covers Young Adults
1/1/2020 Starting January 1st, 2020 all income-eligible Californians under the age of 26 will be able to get free full-scope Medi-Cal, regardless of their immigration status. This Fact Sheet by CIPC (CA Immigrant Policy Center) outlines eligibility and how to apply. If Public Charge rules are enacted, this will not be counted because it is state funded. Key Words: Health, undocumented, COVID-19
HEALTH - Accessing COVID-19 Tessting and Treatment - Tips for Uninsured and Undocumented CA Immigrants
COVID-19 testing, examination and treatment count as emergency services and are FREE of charge under Medi-Cal, regardless of income or immigration status. Emergency Services are not counted as Public Charge. Californians who are uninsured, regardless of income or immigration status, can call 877-409-9052 to get information and get help enrolling in Medi-Cal in their own language. Key Words: Health Care, Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Arabic |
HEALTH - CA COVID-19 Health Equity Playbook for Communities
12/1/20 Strategies and Practices for an Equitable Reopening and Recovery - The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored stark disparities, particularly among Latino communities. This booklet is a part of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy includes a Health Equity Metric to help ensure that California’s public health interventions and guidance reach individuals in all communities statewide, especially disproportionately impacted communities. Blueprintforasafereconomy-sp
HEALTH - CA Department of Health Multi-language COVID-19 Updates and Guidance
Coronavirus updates, alerts, statistics, tips and guidance from the CA Dept of Public Health . Multi-language links to: Arabic, Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi (Persian), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese Key Words: pandemic flu, COVID-19, GOVERNMENT
HEALTH - CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immigrant Communities Guidance on Public Charge
The CDPH is focused on ensuring all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment. For families that are concerned about the "public charge" rule, immigration officials have confirmed that they will neither consider testing, treatment, nor preventative care related to COVID-19 as part of a public charge inadmissibility determination, even if provided or paid for by one or more public benefits considered under the rule including Medi-Cal. Key Words: Multi-language: English | Amharic | Arabic' | Burmese | Chinese | French | NAME| Hiaitian| Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
HEALTH - COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR IMMIGRANT CALIFORNIANS
This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Including: ** Stay-at-home order considerations ** Ways to protect yourself and others ** Immigration help ** Public charge information for accessing public benefits ** Testing and treatment ** Information on jobs, wages, and benefits Small business support ** Housing * Food and bills ** Community safety * Protection against scams and bad information. Check COVID19.CA.GOV for updates. Multi-language: Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Korean | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Key Words: Disaster, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Undocumented
HEALTH - CuidadoDeSalud.gov
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled CuidadodeSalud.gov, the first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Insurance,
HEALTH - Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19
If you feel sick, with symptoms of fever and dry cough, do not be afraid to seek medical assistance and call a doctor first. CDC Guide in Spanish Spanish. Although undocumented people are usually not eligible for health insurance, even through ACA, we can still receive health care through free/low-cost clinics that serve the uninsured. Undocumented people are welcome and will not be turned away from free/low-cost clinics. Multi-language. Key Words:
HEALTH - How to protect yourself from COVID-19
4 minute videos on how to protect yourself and stay healthy. Multi-Language: Arabic | Burmese | Russian | Swahili | Kinyarwanda
HEALTH - Listos Safety Tips for Public Health Emergencies like COVID-19
Listos California helps individuals, families and communities prepare for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods. We also help Californians respond to COVID-19. When we all do our part, we keep more people safe. Everyone in California is now required to stay home except to get food, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. This is our best defense to protect you and your community. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance from other people. Please listen to public health officials for updates. Multi-language: Spanish
HEALTH - Medical Assistance Programs for Immigrants in Various States
4/1/20 Federally funded Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) is available to otherwise eligible “qualified” immigrants who entered the U.S. before August 22, 1996, and those who have held a “qualified” status for five years or longer. Refugees and other “humanitarian” immigrants, veterans, active duty military and their spouses and children, and certain other immigrants can get Medicaid or CHIP without a five-year waiting period. This table describes state policies for providing health coverage to additional groups of immigrants, under federal options to cover lawfully residing children and pregnant women, regardless of their date of entry into the U.S., or to provide prenatal care to women regardless of status, using CHIP funds. It also describes immigrant coverage under programs using exclusively state funds.*
HEALTH - Multi-language COVID-19 Fact Sheets from the Health Literacy Project
We create and translate accessible COVID-19 information into 35 different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Our materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. All materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. These materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. Key Words: Healthcare, Coronavirus Multi-Language: Albanian / Shqip | Amharic | Arabic | Armenian| Bengalii | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | Creole / Kreyòl ayisyen | Dutch / Nederlands | Farsi | Filipino | French / Français | German / Deutsche | Greek Gujarati | Hiligaynon / Ilonggo | Hindi | Italian / Italiano | Japanese | Korean | Malay / Malay | Malayalam | Marathi | Navajo | Oromo | Polish / Polskie | Portuguese / Português | Punjabi | Romanian /Român| Russian | Serbian| Somali / Af Soomaali | Spanish / Español | Swahili / Kiswahili | Tamil | Telugu | Turkish / Türk | Ukrainian | Urdu| Vietnamese t |
HEALTH - Multi-language Coronavirus Stay Safe Videos
Stay safe with true information There is a lot of information about COVID-19. Do you know what is true and what is not true? USAHello has information from sources we can trust. Watch our videos about coronavirus myths. Learn about coronavirus scams so you can stay safe. Multi-language: Arabic | Burmese | Farsi | French | Hindi | Kanyarwanda | Korean | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tirigrinya |
HEALTH - NILC Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families
5/27/20 The Families First Act provides additional funding to pay for coronavirus testing for anyone who is uninsured. The funding will pay for testing at community health centers, outpatient clinics, and doctors’ offices. Immigrants can continue to access services at community health centers, regardless of their immigration status, and at a reduced cost or free of charge depending on their income. Health centers may do patient assessments over the phone or using telehealth. Eligibility for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces has not changed. (USCIS recently posted an alert clarifying that it will not consider testing, treatment, or preventive care related to COVID-19 in a public charge inadmissibility determination. Key Words: Eligibility
HEALTH - Why few farmworkers isolate in California’s free COVID-19 hotel rooms
12/26/20 County and state officials, as well as advocates, say farmworkers fear the hotel rooms open them up to job loss, deportation, problems with citizenship or residency cases, even the fear of battling a deadly disease alone. Key Words: Pandemic, immigration
HEALTH - YOU HAVE RIGHTS: PROTECT YOUR HEALTH - GOING TO THE DOCTOR
2/20 You can still get health care without insurance. This includes emergency room care, community health centers, migrant health centers, free clinics, and public hospitals. You have options.Doctors and nurses care about your health, not your immigration status. Patients can seek care with confidence that their personal information is private. Immigration agencies also have a policy of avoiding enforcement actions in health care facilities like hospitals, health clinics, urgent care and doctors’ offices. Key Words: #Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF), KYR, Know Your Rights, Public Charge
IMMIGRANTS - CA COVID-19 Immigrant Guide
5/11/21 If you’re an immigrant living in California, you can access help and public benefits, some regardless of immigration status.
IMMIGRANTS - CA Comparison of Benefits & Rights Based on Immigration Status
10/19 Includes education benefits, public benefits, travel and transportation, civil rights, workplace and employment benefits. This chart, from Immigrants Rising, Shows benefits available to citizens, LPR's (permanent residents, undocumented) Based on CALIFORNIA law,. benefits, and rights may be different in other states. Key Words: integration.
IMMIGRANTS - CA DSS PUBLIC CHARGE CONTACT LIST
8/25/19 A list of organizations frim the CA Dept of Social Services, that have indicated they can provide legal consultation and/or education and outreach services specifically related to public charge. The public charge regulation does not apply to lawful permanent residents (green card holders) applying for citizenship, refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant juveniles (SIJs), certain trafficking victims (T non-immigrants), victims of qualifying criminal activity (U nonimmigrants), or victims of domestic violence (VAWA self-petitioners), among others. Key Words: Health, Public Benefits,
IMMIGRANTS - For UndocuLeaders Participating in Protest
6/5/20 Even if the media claims immigration agencies won’t be making arrests, CBP have been deployed to demonstrations. We know that ANY interactions with any law enforcement agency can lead to detention/ deportation. It is imperative that if you attend you show up with a plan and be grounded in solidarity. Multi-language: Spanish
IMMIGRANTS - GUIDE FOR UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS TRAVELING IN CALIFORNIA
8/2020 Everyone in the U.S. has certain rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, regardless of their immigration status. In order to exercise your rights, you must know what they are and have an action plan for how to respond to potential interactions with immigration or law enforcement officials. This document provides an overview of some recommendations available to the public regarding safe travel protocols. From Immigrants Rising. Key Words: KYR, Know Your Rights
IMMIGRANTS - Health Program Eligibility Chart for California Immigrants
9/19 Chart of various CA Health Care Benefits and the eligibility based on Immigration status.
IMMIGRANTS - ICE Guidance During COVID-19
3/21/20 Outline of ICE procedures and policies to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic, including enforcement, detention, deportation, immigration court cases, application processing, interviews, visitation, and more. Key Words: RRN, Rapid Response
IMMIGRANTS - ILRC Family Preparedness Plan for Immigrants (English-Spanish-Chinese)
Every family should have a Preparedness Plan in case of disruption of their routines for any reason. The dramatic expansion of ICE activities makes it even more important that immigrants consider the potential impact that detainment or deportation would have on their families. ILRC (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) has prepared this packet with information, forms, and additional information for families that include immigrants. Spanish | Chinese |
IMMIGRANTS - Know Your Rights (KYN) - ILRC Multi-language Red Cards
All people in the US, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations. Red cards provide critical information on how to assert these rights, along with an explanation to ICE agents that the individual is indeed asserting their rights. These cards can be ordered free by non-profit service providers in English/Spanish. Also available on line in: | Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Arabic |
IMMIGRANTS - Knowing Your Rights Builds Power
The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) cares deeply about all residents, no matter their immigration status. SCC funds and provides services to all residents regardless of immigration status. You and your family may be eligible for the County's health services, housing programs, and others. Every family is different. To make the right choice for your family, consult with trusted legal service providers. The OIR can connect you to a variety of agencies that can answer your questions for free or at low cost. Also check the Immigrantinfo.org Events page to find workshops that will resume after the pandemic shut-down, throughout the county. Key Words: KYR, COVID-19
IMMIGRANTS - Mexican Consulate in San Jose
The Mexican Consulate provides services, resources and protection for Mexican Citizens. The San Jose Consulate covers the counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. Services might include: help with documents, translation, interpreter, insurance, legal, emergency assistance, communications and more. Language: Spanish, Indigineous languages
IMMIGRANTS - Mixed-status immigrant families now eligible for survival checks, retroactive funds under new law
12/29/20 Mixed-status immigrant families who were denied survival checks during the first round of federal pandemic relief this past March will be eligible for relief finally signed into law this past weekend. Vox reports that U.S. citizens previously shut out of relief because they filed joint taxes with an undocumented immigrant spouse are now eligible for $600 emergency checks. “The impact is significant,” Vox reports. “An estimated 16.7 million people live in mixed-status households nationwide, including 8.2 million US-born or naturalized citizens.” Additionally, the new law allows mixed-status families to retroactively receive funds they were previously denied. While this is a hugely important win, it still denies critical relief to millions of other undocumented families who do not fit this criteria.
IMMIGRANTS - One Nation 2020 Report - AAPIs Rising to Fight Dual Pandemics Covid-19 and Racism
10/20 The One Nation Commission Report II, edited by author and journalist Helen Zia, with contributions by Viet Nguyen and AAPI researchers, provides the facts, data, new research, curated stories, and imagery that prove and bring to life the impact on AAPIs of COVID-19 and the compounding effects of the simultaneous rise in anti-Asian hate. Undertesting, racism, and a lack of disaggregated data Have led to misunderstanding the impact of COVID-19 on the AAPI community.
IMMIGRANTS - PAWIS (Philipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley)
The Philipino Association of Workers and Immigrants - Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV) is a grassroots Filipino organization fighting for workers’ and immigrant rights. It is a member of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), Migrante Norcal and the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition, which seeks to ensure that workers are treated with dignity and paid fairly for all of the hours that they work. For more information on legal clinics in the future and/or how to get involved with PAWIS, please call (408) 412-1933. Multi-lingual: Tagalog Key Words: Asian, API , Advocacy
IMMIGRANTS - SCC DACA Collaborative and funds Scholarships to Help Cover Renewal Fees
COVID-19 Update: Scholarship money is still available for qualifying DACA Renewal applicants. Facilities are closed due to the Shelter In Place order, but assistance is offered through telephone or Skype. At any time the Supreme Court may issue a decision that will end this opportunity. Inquire now! ------------------------------------------------------------------- The Santa Clara County DACA Collaborative is providing DACA Renewal scholarships to those who qualify. To receive an eligibility screening, visit organizations listed below or attend one of the free DACA Renewal Application Workshops. *Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) *Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC) *Center for Employment Training (CET) *Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) *Asian Law Alliance (ALA) (a non-funded partner)
IMMIGRANTS - SCC Rapid Response Network Hotline (RRN)
The Santa Clara County RRN is a 24/7 hotline that community members can call to report ICE operations and receive help in real life time! When you call the RRN line: The dispatcher that receives the call will support the community member in asserting their rights, and will dispatch trained Rapid Responders to the impacted site. If immigration enforcement is confirmed, the Rapid Responders will conduct legal observation, collect evidence that may support the immigration case of the impacted family, and provide moral support and accompaniment to the impacted family. If a community member is detained, we will connect them with immigration attorneys for legal counsel and provide accompaniment support. We want to make sure no community member has to go through this on their own. To report a raid,Call (408) 290-1144 This is not a general information hotline. Key words: RRN, Deport Spanish
IMMIGRANTS - USA Hello
An online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and welcoming communities. USAHello has free classes in many languages. Our classes prepare you for the GED® tests and for the US citizenship test. Extensive information on Life in America, US Culture, Diversity, Laws, etc.
IMMIGRANTS - Who’s blocked from coming to the US under Trump’s latest visa ban
6/23/20 President Trump’s latest proclamation outlines a number of new restrictions on visas for temporary foreign workers. Unless you’re an attorney or an immigrant with experience navigating the US system, the alphabet soup of visas listed in Monday’s proclamation might be tough to decipher. The bottom line: a wide range of workers, from au pairs to software engineers, will be blocked from coming to the US at least until January. And those restrictions could be extended. Key Words: H-1B,
LEGAL - Asian Law Alliance (ALA)
COVID-19 Update: Facilities are closed. Appointments by phone and ZOOM. Call (408) 287-9710 or e-mail info@asianlawalliance.org. Anyone who wants to renew their DACA status. Call (408) 823-0799 for more information. Also assistance with Housing ** Public Benefits ** Immigration and Citizenship ** Protection For Domestic Violence Victims ** Civil Rights County. Legal Immigration and Citizenship services. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration Multi-language: Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Tagalog, Korean. and other languages as needed. Key Words: Refugee, Housing, Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, Public Benefits, DACA, KYR, SCC OIR List, RIF, API
LEGAL - Bay Area Legal Aid
COVID-19 Update: BAYLEGAL IS STILL HELPING THROUGH REMOTE SERVICE Our attorneys and other staff continue to work to advocate for your rights. You can reach us by telephone, and our website will continue to be updated regularly with the most recent information and resources throughout the period of public health emergency. Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Korean | Chinese | Public health measures including office closures, travel restrictions, and other steps in response to COVID-19 have affected many aspects of immigration legal and administrative proceedings and functions. This list below covers changes to the some areas of immigration and enforcement schedules and deadlines. LIST of Immigration Administrative Changes
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Free civil legal services that help overcome legal barriers to life's basics. Serving children, disadvantaged families, frail seniors, domestic violence survivors and persons with disabilities. Immigration services include SIJS Adjustments and U-Visas. Unaccompanied Minors. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal LEGAL ADVICE LINE 800-551-5554 Multi-Language: Cantonese Chinese, English, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese Serving Santa Clara County| | San Mateo County| Alameda County| San Francisco County| Contra Costa County| Marin County| Napa County| SCC OIR List
LEGAL - CA Legal Client Security Fund
This is a discretionary fund that can reimburse clients who have lost money or property due to theft or dishonesty by a California lawyer, such as failure to refund fees when the lawyer performed no services. It will not refund due to malpractice or incompetence. Only US Citizens qualify. Multi-language: English | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | Korean | Russian
LEGAL - Center for Employment Training (CET) Immigration Service
COVID-19 Update: All Immigration and Citizenship services continue virtual platform per SCC Coronavirus Guidelines. Staff is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Phone (408) 534-5451 for assistance with DACA, Citizenship, and immigration. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: , Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration, SCC OIR List, https://www.facebook.com/CetImmigrationCitizenshipProgram/
LEGAL - Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)
COVID-19 Update: FBANC hotline for help completing EDD forms including Unemployment, State Disability and Paid Family Leave (415) 484-2209. Options for Undocumented. Facebook Multi-Language: Tagalog, Spanish, Illocano, Cebuano, Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean,
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FBANC provides mentoring and scholarships for Filipino law students, social events, legal clinics for immigrants, job postings, networking and more for members. Key Words: Asian, API, Education, Scholarships, Financial Aid, KYR, Know Your Rights, Tenants
LEGAL - Freedom for Immigrants
COVID-19 The Freedom100 Fund maintains a revolving loan fund for bonds. Each person bonded out is provided with case management support, including housing, connections to attorneys, transportation, and mental health services for the best chance of winning their cases. The Freedom for Immigrants Direct Support Fund provides financial support to people in immigration detention, recently released from detention, and their families. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC). Grants of up to $500 to help detainees and their families. The National Detention & Abuse Reporting Hotline at 209-757-3733 or dial 9233 from detention for assistance or to report abuse. Key Words: Legal
LEGAL - Human Agenda CLARO Project
Since 2015, CLARO is a legal collective that provides free accessible immigration consultations and legal services for low-income immigrants. immigration legal services, deportation defense, political asylum, post-conviction relief, expungement applications. asylum, cancellation of removal, and more. Multi-language: Spanish, Farsi
LEGAL - IRC (International Rescue Committee) - San Jose
Providing Immigration legal services, legal consultations, relative visa petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, employment authorization, affidavit of support, removal of conditional residence, refugee travel documents, naturalization, alien registration card replacement, freedom of information act request, document authenticity, information and referral. Member SCC Citizenship Collaboration. Multi-language: French, Laotian, Persian, Thai, Vietnamese, Oromo, Somali, Amharic, Assyrian, Arabic. Key Words: Refugee, RIF,
LEGAL - Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
ILRC is a national, non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. Information for service providers, advocates and attorneys. Areas of expertise. | Know Your Rights Red Cards available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Franch, Hmong and Korean. Key Words: Asylum, Refugee, Citizenship, Naturalization, Crimes, DACA/DAPA, Enforcement, Family-Based, Youth, LGBTQ, Removal Defense, U Visa/T Visa/VAWA, Deferred Action, Know Your Rights (KYR), Dream Act, Immigration Fraud Awareness. Serving Counties of: Marin, SF, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda and Contra Costa. SCC OIR List,
LEGAL - Immigration Hardship Center (IHC)
The IHC provides lawyers with forensic mental health evaluations, including summary psycho-social reports for consideration in immigration court proceedings. By also offering long term counseling, and case management to our legally vulnerable immigrant clients and their families, as needed, our forensic mental health services are unique in the community. IHC is currently serving/processing a number of cases including the following: U-Visa applicants - T-Visa applicants - Hardship Waiver applicants - Asylum Applicants - Support for Immigrants in the Criminal Justice System Key Words: Factr,
LEGAL - Immigration Services of Mt. View
ISMV is a small non-profit organization, providing low cost services focused on family-based immigration law with an emphasis on helping victims of domestic violence or other serious crime and students who dream of legalizing their status in the US. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Women, Education, DACA, DAPA. SCC OIR List
LEGAL - National Detention & Abuse Reporting Hotline
The National Immigration Detention Hotline is the nation’s largest immigration detention hotline, connecting immigrants in detention to their family, resources, and abuse documentation support at no cost to them. Call: 9233 (from inside detention) and 209-757-3733 (from outside). Staffed by the Freedom for Immigrantsteam of highly trained multilingual advocates across the country. We receive between 600 to 14,500 calls per month from people in immigrant prisons and jails around the country. We have received calls from immigrants from 148 countries that speak 80 different languages. Multi-lingual
LEGAL - Oasis Legal Services for LGBTQIA+ immigrants
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization providing comprehensive legal services to assist LGBTQIA+ immigrants. Our services include: • Screening for immigration relief • Affirmative asylum • Residency • Citizenship • Family petitions Serving territory of San Francisco Asylum Court Washington State to Canadian Border to Bakersfield in Central CA. Spanish | Key Words: Gay Lesbian, Homosexual,
LEGAL - Pangea Legal Services
Services: low fee and free full-scope legal representation to immigrants in both detained and non-detained immigration court proceedings.  We focus on deportation defense; Key Words: Multi-Language: Spanish, English, Farsi, French, German, Persian, Portuguese Offices in Milpitas and San Francisco
LEGAL - Public Charge Update: What Advocates Need to Know Now
3-9-21 The Government informed the Supreme Court that it will no longer defend the public charge rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Trump Administration. DHS announced that it would restore the public charge policy described in the 1999 field guidance, essentially returning the Public Charge rule to it's pre-Trump form. This live document will be updated by Protecting Immigrant Families.
LEGAL - SILICON VALLEY PRO BONO IMMIGRATION NETWORK
The Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network is an innovative cross-agency collaborative that shares resources and support in order to provide high-quality legal pro bono volunteer opportunities to volunteer attorneys, We believe that there is a plethora of skilled lawyers in the greater Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area who are willing and able to provide this legal assistance – free of charge. Members of the Collaboration: Asian Law Alliance, Bay Area Legal Aid, Center for Employment Training, Tahirih Justice Center,
LEGAL - San Francisco Bar Association
The Attorney of the Day Program is assisting people in removal proceedings before the immigration court, with applications for employment authorization documents. For more information, see flyer Spanish interpretation.
LEGAL - Tahirih Justice Center
Services for women: Immigration legal support for survivors of gender based violence including U-visa, human trafficking, asylum, VAWA, forced marriage and SIJS cases; social services and case management. Languages: Arabic, Spanish, Vietnamese, French voice line for other spoken languages. Offices in San Bruno, CA, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC and Baltimore. Consultations by phone only
LEGAL - What AB 60 License Holders Need to Know About Real ID
10/2/20 Report from CA Immigration Policy Center (CIPC) - REAL ID is one type of identification that can also function as a driver’s license. The REAL ID Act was a law passed by Congress in 2005. It created a new standard for state-issued driver’s licenses and identity cards to meet federal requirements. REAL ID driver’s licenses and identity cards can be used as ID to board domestic flights within the United States or to enter some federal facilities like federal courthouses and military bases. If you, or someone you know, is an AB60 license holder, this is what you need to know.
MENTAL HEALTH - AACI Asian Women’s Home (DV Shelter)
AACI's Asian Women’s Home serves survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Asian Women’s Home serves everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. All communities are welcomed! To inquire about services or to seek help, please call our free and confidential 24/7 hotline at (408) 975-2739. Key Words: DV Multi-language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Vietnamese Key Words: Undocumented Vietnamese | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese |
MENTAL HEALTH - Accessing Mental Health in the Shadows
2019 A report from the CA Pan Ethnic Health Network. In California, low-income undocumented adults continue to be locked out of Medi-Cal’s mental health benefits. While our research primarily focuses on undocumented adults, the intersectional experiences of immigrant communities means that many of our findings apply to immigrant children, refugees, citizens, LGBTQ+ individuals,and countless others whose mental health and wellbeing is currently under attack by immigration enforcement activities and political rhetoric of the federal administration. Key Words:
MENTAL HEALTH - Immigrants Rising's Mental Health Connector
Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with free psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing. Our experienced and culturally responsive mental health therapists volunteer to provide free and completely confidential services, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Therapists receive ongoing peer consultation and training to better understand the unique experiences of undocumented young people. All undocumented young people who reside in California and are comfortable conversing in English are eligible for our service.
MENTAL HEALTH - Jeena - Help for East Indians with Developmental Disabilities
We believe every individual deserves an opportunity to engage in their community. Our objective is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and provide information and emotional support to their parents and caregivers. Jeena, which means "to live" in Hindi, was founded in 2000 and provides emotional support and information for community members, many of whom came to the US on H1B specialty occupation visas, spousal or student visas. Insurance coverage available to these immigrant visa holders may be limited. For immigrant families, it's also more difficult to rely on support from extended families that live halfway around the world. Key Words: Health, AFN, Indian Multi-Language: Hindi
MENTAL HEALTH - Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
COVID-19 Update Due to the shelter-in-place order the Maitri facilities remain closed until further notice. However, our live helpline is open from Mon to Fri (9 am to 3 pm) with voicemails checked outside of those hours. Phone 1-888-8-MAITRI or (1-888-862-4874) Multi-language: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, & Urdu. If you are a victim of domestic violence and are currently in danger,or threatened with homelessness, or need other services due to the impact of the current pandemic situation, please call our Maitri helpline. We may be able to help connect you with internal or external resources.
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Peer support and counseling for South Asian women for problems due to physical abuse and/or related issues. Phone 1-888-8-MAITRI or (1-888-862-4874) Maitri also provides assistance to South Asian survivors of domestic violence with the following services: Immigration Information/ Referral, VAWA Self Petition, U Visa/T Visa Application, Removal of Conditions on Green Card, Citizenship Application. BIA Accredited Non-Profit Legal.
MENTAL HEALTH - Virtual Wellness Gatherings for Undocumented
Immigrants Rising’s Virtual Wellness Gatherings help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to one another. Led by Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate, these virtual gatherings convene experienced facilitators—psychologists, coaches, traditional healers—to guide undocumented young people through educational materials and interactive activities. Also TANGIBLE SUPPORT TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD including national listing of free clinics. Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH - Women's Magazine -ASIAN AMERICAN FEMINIST ANTIBODIES {care in the time of coronavirus}
With the COVID-19 pandemic neither behind us or solely ahead of us, this zine offers a way to make meaning of the coronavirus crisis through long-standing practices of care that come out of Asian American histories and politics. We bring together first-hand accounts and analyses from our communities, including health and service workers and caregivers on the frontlines, students, people living with chronic illness, journalists, and organizers. Together, this collection of stories, essays, and artwork shows how we experience, resist, and grapple with a viral outbreak that has been racialized as Asian, is spoken of in the language of contagion and invasion, and reveals the places where our collective social safety net is particularly threadbare. Key Words: Ethnic Media, collaborative
NEWS - A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
6/20/18 Those seeking asylum today inherited a series of crises that drove them to the border. At the margins of the mainstream discursive stalemate over immigration lies over a century of historical U.S. intervention that politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle seem determined to silence. Since Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 declared the U.S.’s right to exercise an “international police power” in Latin America, the U.S. has cut deep wounds throughout the region, leaving scars that will last for generations to come. This history of intervention is inextricable from the contemporary Central American crisis of internal and international displacement and migration. Key Words: Asylum, Immigration Law, Deportation, TPS,
NEWS - Asian Americans face attacks during pandemic
3/15/21 Stop AAPI Hate began tracking violence and harassment against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on March 19 last year. From then through the end of 2020, Stop AAPI Hate received a total of 3,292 complaints from all 50 states and Washington, DC, according to a Stop AAPI Hate news release. The coalition, which had previously reported a lower number of complaints for 2020, said some incidents that took place in 2020 were not reported until earlier this year.
NEWS - Coronavirus shutdowns are hitting Bay Area Vietnamese-owned nail salons hard
9/5/20 While most of the state’s businesses have been able to resume some activity, nail salons have remained largely closed under state and local health orders since the start of the pandemic. In most of the Bay Area, as well as Sacramento and Southern California, where cases remain widespread under the state’s new color-coded reopening system, nail salons are not yet allowed to reopen indoors. For many, outdoor operations aren’t an option. About 70 percent of California’s nail salon workers are Vietnamese-American, according to a 2019 report, and the pandemic is taking a heavy toll on a small business niche that’s been shut for five months now. The report was released by the UCLA Labor Center and the nonprofit California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, which advocates for nail salons.
NEWS - Death reports show coronavirus hit San Jose’s poor, Latino neighborhoods hardest
5/11/20 According to records obtained by the Bay Area News Group, more than a third of the county’s first 100 deaths occurred in just four ZIP codes on the city’s East Side. In the county’s poorest ZIP codes, the death rate from COVID-19 is four times as high as in the wealthiest ZIP codes. ...They offer insight into a phenomenon seen around the country and across the world: The toll of coronavirus is falling disproportionately on vulnerable communities, where residents — predominantly Latinos and African-Americans — have long been poorly served by existing health care systems, and where many — because of economic stress or the nature of their jobs — have been unable to stay safely at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
NEWS - Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become ‘Essential’ During Pandemic
4/2/20 Immigrant field workers have been told to keep working despite stay-at-home directives, and given letters attesting to their “critical” role in feeding the country. It is an open secret that the vast majority of people who harvest America’s food are undocumented immigrants, mainly from Mexico, many of them decades-long residents of the United States. Often the parents of American-born children, they have lived for years with the cloud of deportation hanging over their households. Key Words: ICE, COVID-19, Coronavirus
NEWS - How the Bay Area failed Latino residents during the COVID crisis
3/14/21 Case rates for Latino residents are nearly four times higher than for White residents, analysis shows. Why? Public health leaders’ centerpiece strategy, the nation’s first and strictest stay-at-home orders instituted one year ago, proved ill-suited for a population whose members often live in crowded housing and have no alternative to working outside the home. And local and state governments were slow to muster the focus and resources that might have made a real difference, even as community advocates pleaded for more action. Key Words: Pandemic, Coronavirus
NEWS - Oakland clinic offers Mayan interpreter for COVID-19 vaccinations
3/19/21 This month, La Clinica de La Raza began offering the community-targeted vaccination service at 32 locations across the Bay Area, including ASCEND Elementary School on East 12th Street, where Latinos who speak Mam, K’iche ‘and Q’eqchi’ can get translation help from appointment to inoculation on Thursdays. There are over 22 different Mam dialects spoken primarily by people of Guatemalan and Mexican descent. According to a recent UC San Francisco study, Mayan people with Guatemalan roots are the fastest-growing ethnic group in Oakland.
NEWS - San Jose legislator pushes to protect farmworkers during COVID-19 crisis
4/2/20 The question of who qualifies as an “essential worker” during the coronavirus crisis is no longer limited to health care workers and first responders — it now includes grocery store clerks, restaurant employees and truck drivers. Local legislators are now pushing to add farmworkers to that list, as they’re filling produce trucks and grocery store shelves. San Jose Assemblymember Ash Kalra this week called for Gov. Gavin Newsom to expand protections for the roughly 500,000 to 800,000 farmworkers across California, including the ability to stay home and take care of their families amid the COVID-19 outbreak without worrying about the resulting financial strain.
NEWS - Stop AAPI Hate- Inside the California organization tracking anti-Asian hate incidents
6/7/21 Stop AAPI Hate has recorded nearly 7,000 hate incidents involving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide Volunteers review each report submitted by community members to the Stop AAPI Hate website; more than 2,800 came in during March alone. Women reported more than two thirds of all incidents in the coalition’s most recent national report. About 44% involved Chinese Americans. While about 12% of survivors said they experienced some form of physical assault, more than two-thirds reported verbal harassment. Others reported civil rights violations, such as workplace discrimination, or online attacks.
NEWS - Their East San Jose neighbors were dying. So frustrated community leaders formed their own COVID task force
3/14/21 Magdalena Carrasco’s frustration was boiling over. More than a third of Santa Clara County’s first coronavirus deaths had swept through just four ZIP codes in the East San Jose community where she had grown up. She wasn’t surprised by the outsized toll on the City Council district she represented: While office workers stayed home, traffic had hardly eased in East San Jose as residents went to their shifts as cooks, cleaners and grocery store employees. Yet as of mid-May, the two testing sites in East San Jose were open only by appointment on weekdays, and many Spanish speakers still didn’t know what to do if they got sick on the job. Key Words: Pandemic, Coronavirus
NEWS - Trump’s executive order to stop issuing green cards temporarily, explained
4/21/20 President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending the issuance of green cards, saying it’s needed to protect American jobs amid an unemployment crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the executive order, American citizens will still be able to apply for green cards on behalf of their children and spouses, according to the Times. But the families of existing green card holders and those applying for green cards through their employer will not be able to do so for a period of 60 days.
RESEARCH - The Effect of COVID-19 on Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Abroad
9/3020 Tens of thousands of people remain in immigration detention despite the high risk of COVID-19 transmission in crowded jails, prisons, and detention centers that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses to hold noncitizens. The pandemic led to the suspension of many immigration court hearings and limited the functioning of the few courts which remain open or were reopened. Meanwhile, Congress left millions of immigrants and their families out of legislative relief, leaving many people struggling to stay afloat in a time of economic uncertainty. This report seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the impact of COVID-19 across the immigration system in the United States.
RESEARCH - The Rising Tide of Violence and Discrimination Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Women and Girls
6/1/21 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls are prime targets of hate and discrimination against the AAPI community. The recent shootings across several Atlanta spas that claimed the lives of eight people, including six Asian American women, came on the heels of a staggering increase in hate incidents targeting the AAPI community. Key Words: Hate Crimes, Chinese
RESOURCE - Sewa Bay Area
Sewa International has launched community helplines to provide non-medical advice for people with immigration related issues due to the travel bans, COVID-19 rule changes, and anxiety over new restrictions and expiring visas. Providing information & resources across the country. • USA Helplines: West Coast 408-909-8072 South West 281-909-7392 East Coast 302-330-7392 Mid West 708 972 7392 Multi-language: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada and other Indian languages Key Words: Indian, Asian, CADRE, COVID-19
RESOURCE - Resources for the Hindu American community
Specifically tailored to the issues the Hindu American community may face with regard to religious freedom in schools, workplace, the justice system, housing, Also information on Hate Crimes, Temple security, COVID-19 issues, and basic, introductory information regarding rights, responsibilities and duties as citizens or legal residents of the U.S. Key Words: KYR, Know Your Rights, Indian
RESOURCE - ALA DACA Renewal Video - Scholarships Available
5/5/20 Contact Asian Law Alliance ' right away for a free consultation to see if you should renew your DACA. (408) 287-9710. Scholarships for the $495 fee are still available for eligible applicants. The Supreme Court is currently considering termination of the DACA program. A decision could come any day and if they decide to terminate the program, it will be too late. The good news is, that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still accepting DACA renewals. If your DACA will expire within the next year or even if your DACA has expired, you may be able to renew. Key Words: Undocumented., immigration,
RESOURCE - African Advocacy Network (AAN)
AAN offers immigration legal services for African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants working towards securing a legal status and beyond in the USA. Adjustment of status, Family petition, Consular Processing, VAWA, U-Visa,Citizenship & naturalization, Work Permit, Asylum applicants, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and removal defense. Multi-language Translation & Interpretation, Serving: San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, SCC, Santa Clara County, South Bay and the Greater Bay Areas. Key Words: Trusted Resource List,
RESOURCE - Amigos de Guadalupe
Casework, financial assistance, food, safe parking at multiple locations, DACA Renewal. Rental Assistance and Homelessness Prevention System (HPS). Amigos addresses inequities through community organizing and advocacy, direct social service. and education: including legal clinics, family based petitions, Citizenship applications, DACA Renewals, Amigos ESL & Citizenship Classes , Know Your Rights workshops, emergency family plans, after-school and summer programming for young children /youth, and college scholarships Call (408) 341-6080 for more information. Immigrant friendly. Safety Net Member Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Undocumented, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:
RESOURCE - Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
APIAHF and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) have collaborated on a combat hate crime toolkit that provides basic and critical information for victims, community based organization, and community leaders. Translated into 25 different languages, this information provides background on: ***Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident ***Working with law enforcement and the media ***Checklist for community organizations ***Frequently asked questions Multi-Language: Arabic *** Bengali *** Burmese *** Chinese (Simplified) *** Chinese (Traditional) *** Hindi *** Hmoob / Hmong *** Ilocano *** Japanese *** Khmer *** Korean *** Lao *** Malayalam*** Nepali *** Tagalog*** Telugu *** Thai *** Urdu *** Vietnamese *** Trukese / Chuukese *** Hawaiian *** Samoan *** Tongan ***
RESOURCE - Avenidas Chinese Community Center
Zoom Workshops on various topics or skills. All Virtual Avenidas Chinese Community Center (ACCC) activities will be presented bilingually in Mandarin and English. Welcome to ages of 50 and above to join. Key Words" Palo Alto Senior Center, Multi-language: Mandarin
RESOURCE - CA Immigrant Guide
Provides information on resources available to immigrant families, such as testing under Medi-Cal, small business support, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Additional Information for immigrant communities on Coronavirus and updated Public Charge policies. Ongoing information on available services throughout the state for Immigrants seeking help with English language learning, workforce skill development, naturalization preparation or legal assistance, Key Words: Directory, citizenship, ESL Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian)
RESOURCE - CA Immigrant Resilience Fund
The California Immigrant Resilience Fund was launched to help our immigrant friends, neighbors, and coworkers whose immigration status puts them in danger of hunger, homelessness, and extreme economic hardship. Funds are distributed through 60 partner agencies throughout the state. Many have long waiting lists. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Undocumented, farmworkers, finance, donations, disaster
RESOURCE - Consulado General de Mexico
In addition to information and guidance, the Consulate supports Mexican Citizens with paperwork to obtain registration, passport, national military service card, declaration of nationality, birth certificates, marriage and death; household goods, transfer of human remains and visas. Likewise, the Consulate General of Mexico Department of Protection, supports cultural, educational, commercial and tourist programs to benefit Mexican communities in the US. Key Words: International, Multi-language: Spanish & Indigenious Serving Counties of: Santa Clara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito
RESOURCE - Coronavirus Information and Resources for Immigrant Communities in the Central Valley
3/19/20 California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) and the Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for Immigrants are committed to supporting and serving immigrants during the 2019-2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have compiled here critical information and resources to help immigrant communities navigate this challenging time. Key Words: Pandemic, Health, Insurance,
RESOURCE - Eritrean Community in Santa Clara County (ECSCC)
COVID-19 Update: Receiving requests with needs from the Eritrean community. Contact:girmay@eritreancommunity.org We offer assistance and referral services for food, language interpretation, immigration, tax preparation, and help completing any applications that may be necessary for assistance. Multi-language: Tigrinya
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It is estimated that over 5000 Eritreans currently reside in Santa Clara County. ECSCC acts as a link between its members and American society. New Eritrean arrivals are provided with information to help them adjust in the America. ECSCC provides adult and youth workshops, organizes cultural shows, picnics, celebrates Eritrean national holidays and provides support in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Multi-language: Tigrinya Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Refugee, Africa, RIF, TRANSLATION
RESOURCE - Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of SCC is dedicated to reaching out to the business community to support, promote and stay connected to the Filipino community in the United States and abroad. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Networking, Business, Philipines, API
RESOURCE - Friends of Hue Foundation
FHF provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and disaster preparedness education in the Bay Area. We have a trained Bi-lingual Vietnamese speaking emergency response team to help with natural disaster. Volunteers provide food and supplies and helped with filing claims for the victims. PLEASE CALL FHF at 844-510-4156 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE. We will do our best to support you during this difficult time. Multi-language: Vietnamese
RESOURCE - Grail Family Services
GFS fosters learning and the empowerment of vulnerable East San Jose families with young children through programs that educate, develop leadership skills, and build a sense of community. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Cooperative, Parenting, Literacy, Advocacy Key Words:
RESOURCE - Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19
2/1/21 This table provides a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis under existing law, as well as the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We have also included clarification about whether these public programs are taken into account for public charge purposes. Additional information about the public charge regulations is available in this FAQ document from the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign. Multi-language: Spanish
RESOURCE - InformedImmigrant.com
InformedImmigrant.com is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status. Regularly updated national and state by state resource guides plus where to get legal help and DACA renewal. Multi-lingual: Spanish Key Words: COVID-19, health, financial, mental health, education
RESOURCE - Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFSSV)
JFS SV is a non-profit agency that provides quality social, vocational, senior, counseling, refugee, immigration and citizenship services. Clients are served without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Vocaational ESL classes and multi-language services are available in: Assyrian, Farsi, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukranian. Member RIF, Refugee & Immigrant Forum Key Words: Ethnic, immigrant integration
RESOURCE - Korean American Community Services - Silicon Valley
Even through this challenging time, KACS is still open to provide essential services including Social Services, our Senior Nutrition Program, and other vital services for our vulnerable community. If you can help our community and families who a re in the greatest needs, please contact Eunice Chun, echun012@kacssv.org to find ways to help the most vulnerable during this time. KACS of Silicon Valley provides social, educational, and cultural services for the Korean American community. KACS is dedicated to assisting the elderly, low-income individuals and families, recent immigrants and youth. Information & Referral, Citizenship Assistance in English and Korean, Translation, Counseling, Senior transportation, youth tutoring, Senior lunch Monday - Friday. Multi-language: Korean Key Words: Immigrant integration, Asian, food, nutrition, API
RESOURCE - MAF COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
The Immigrant Families Fund is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government’s relief efforts. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. Sponsored by Mission Asset Fund partnering with Immigrant Neighbor Fund Key Words: Uncodumented
RESOURCE - Muslim Community Association (MCA)
In addition to being open for prayers five times a day, MCA provides several social services, Career Services, Legal Clinics, Medical Clinics, Weekend Islamic School programs, Dawah, Family counseling, Youth and Women's services, Visiting scholars, etc. Multi-language Key Words: Islam, FBO
RESOURCE - Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
The Oshman Family JCC aspires to be a Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome. The JCC establishes common ground, uniting diverse Jewish institutions, groups and individuals. Family Play Center, gym, cultural events, information & referrals, and more. Multi-language: Hebrew & Russian
RESOURCE - PARS Equality Center
COVID-19 Update: Pars Equality Center (PARS) is closed to the public until further notice, but continues to serve the community by offering remote immigration services including: *phone or videoconference; *reviewing documents electronically; and *filing cases online Please do not hesitate to contact our Immigration Services by calling 408-261-6405 (San Jose Office) or emailing immigration@parsequalitycenter.org. You will be given instructions within 24-48 business hours to secure a consultation.
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PARS Services: immigration legal services, social services, tax preparation, job placement, employment and professional career networking, housing, advocacy, ESL and citizenship classes Key Words: Iranian, Persian, refugees, asylees, Member of SCC Refugee and Immigrant Forum (RIF) Multi-Language: Armenian, Assyrian, English, Farsi, French, Spanish Key Words: RIF
RESOURCE - Portuguese Community Center (POSSO)
COVID-19 Update POSSO is serving takeout lunches ONLY due to the coronavirus until further notice. POSSO continues open and happy to help you with your unemployment benefits, order of medications or any other needs you may have if you are homebound. We are here to help our community! Translation. Multi-language: Portuguese
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Information and Referral - POSSO maintains an extensive data-base on a variety of services and resources. Staff and volunteers instruct and assist people in the utilization of these resources in order to meet personal and social needs. Also language interpretation and translation, Social Programs, Brown Bag, Food Distribution, Immigration and Naturalization, Legal Services Key Words: I&R, Information and Referral
RESOURCE - Resources for Families Facing Deportation and Separation
6-19 Guides and reports from the Women's Refugee Commission provide information about family separation due to detention and deportation, safety planning and child welfare for families facing deportation. The documents provide tools for preventing family separation, resources for families caught between the immigration and child welfare systems, and a comprehensive approach to the question on the lips of every mother facing deportation: "What about my children?" Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: RIF
RESOURCE - Santa Clara County Free & Low Cost Immigration Legal Assistance
SCC invests in immigration legal services with local accredited agencies to provide free and low cost assistance with immigration legal issues. Key Words family visa petition, employment authorizations, removal of conditional status; assisting immigrants to obtain permanent residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); helping victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking to obtain work authorization, permanent residency leading to path to citizenship, DACA, deportation defense, unaccompanied minors, etc. OIR Asian Law Alliance | Catholic Charities | CET | PARS Equality Center
RESOURCE - Somos Mayfair
Providing direct services to the community and organizing residents to take collective action. Program areas: Engaging the community in dialogue: Using popular theater, supporting families to meet basic needs: Promotores (community educators) work with over 200 Mayfair families each year. We nurture a shared community identity and support collective action to impact policies and build power. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Latino, Latinx, SCC, Immigrant Integration, Somos Mayfair COVID-19 Resource Guide is a living document compiled by SOMOS Mayfair. If you’d like to add a resource or recommend any changes, please email aportillo@somosmayfair.org
RESOURCE - South Bay Islamic Association
In addition to prayers, SBIA provides Islamic School programs, Homeless Feeding, Islamic Funeral services, Family Night, and more. Key Words:
RESOURCE - UndocuFundSF
We have created UndocuFund San Francisco to help those in our undocumented community experiencing hardship. We are working to raise money to help and will do our best to help as many people possible. We depend on the generosity of the community to donate to our fund in order to provide assistance. You are eligible if you are undocumented and live or work in San Francisco, or lost employment in San Francisco due to the pandemic. To be added to our waitlist for assistance related to the coronavirus pandemic, complete the application. Multi-language: Spanish
RESOURCE - VIET-112 Helpline
VIET-112 is a free, non emergency, information helpline for the Vietnamese community. VIVO staff and volunteers offer Information & Referrals to available programs and resources in Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area. 1-855-VIET112 (1-855-843-8112)
RESOURCE - Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, Inc. (VIVO)
COVID-19 Update: Coronavirus emergency relief information in Vietnamese
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VIVO is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing services to over 100,000 residents in Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties in Northern California. Our bilingual/bi-cultural services include: Senior Program, Youth & Family Programs, Health Education, English-as-a-Second Language, Computer Skills Training, Employment Placement, Citizenship Classes, Community Advocacy and more. Key Words: ESL, Asian, CBO, , API Offices in San Jose and Stockton, CA Multi-Language: Vietnamese
RESOURCE - YWCA Silicon Valley
Services:providing safe and secure housing, crisis hotlines, counseling, court assistance, and other community and safety programs t Domestic Violence, sexual assault & human trafficking: VAWA, U &T visa. providing services and resources for the most vulnerable children, women, and their families – this includes those experiencing domestic violence and/or homelessness, those facing job cut-backs, low wages, and housing loss, and those impacted by emergency school closures who lack affordable childcare options.. By appointment only. Key Words: Women, pandemic, SCC Multi-language: Spanish
SCC OIR (Office of Immigrant Relations)
COVID-19 Update: The OIR and the Division of Equity & Social Justice (DESJ) continues to work with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officials for the health and safety of our community.
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The Santa Clara County OIR promotes events and projects to help SCC immigrants and refugees access services and resources, obtain the necessary education and training, qualify for employment, integration and civic participation. Programs include the Immigration and Citizenship, advocacy, promotion of diversity and cultural understanding, and community forums. Co-sponsor of the ImmigrantInfo.org website Key Words: RIF Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog
SCC OIR Newsletter10 - Employment Based Immigration
6/29/20 Highly Skilled Immigrants Barred from Entering the U. S. Until 2021 On June 22nd, the Trump Administration extended and expanded its April proclamation that barred certain immigrants from the U.S. for an initial period of 60 days. In April, Trump already banned people with certain "non-immigrant visas" from entering the U.S., including immigrants on work-related visas and family members of U.S. citizens and diversity visa applicants. The ban is now extended through the end of the year. The administration is also restricting immigrants who are here on employment-based visas: H-1B, H-2B, L from entering the U.S. if they traveled abroad.
SCC OIR Newsletter2 - COVID-19 Update2
3/18/20 In hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, Health Officers throughout the Bay Area have ordered their residents to shelter in place limiting activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. The affected counties of this order are Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties and the City of Berkeley. The order went into effect Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 am. The order will stay in effect until 11:59 on April 7 or until it is extended, or amended by the Health Officer.
SCC OIR Newsletter3 - COVID-19 Response
3/25/20 From the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations. In this Issue, information about: ***COVID-19 Response ***Food Security ***Unemployment Assistance ***FAQ for Immigrant Workers ***Housing ***Financial Assistance ***Utilities ***Health and Mental Health ***Children Resources ***Family Preparedness Plan ***Additional Resources ***Census Update
SCC OIR Newsletter5 - COVID-19 and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
4/3/20 As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, so does the spike in anti-immigrant rhetoric that often leads to racist attacks, hate incidents, and hate crimes. Many media outlets have reported on this development, such as The New Yorker, Huffington Post, and NBCNews. Asian Americans Advancing Justice created a page that compiles stories of Asian Americans who are targeted on a daily basis. Key Words: Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations
SCC OIR Newsletter6 - COVID-19 Impact on Immigrants
4/13/20 Immigrant Labor is Critical for Our Survival, but Immigrant Workers are at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Impacts As the COVID-19 virus spreads rapidly, it is more evident than ever that immigrant workers employed by several front line industries (those that keep U.S. residents healthy, safe, and fed) also suffer disproportionate impacts of the health, political, and social crisis. Key Words: Know Your Rights, KYR, Unemployment, Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations
SCC OIR Newsletter8 - COVID-19 - Immigrants & Mental Health
OIR has compiled a list of mental health resources for local immigrants to provide guidance and support on this issue. The Office of Immigrant Relations would like to remind Santa Clara County residents that mental health services are available for immigrants. Everyone is encouraged to seek the needed healthcare regardless of status. Multi-language:MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - English | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Vietnamese | MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS - Spanish | Key Words;
TRANSLATION - California Dept. of Social Services Language Services Unit (CA DSS)
A list of translated forms and publications with the most recent revision dates available from CDSS. Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Farsi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, , Lao, Mien, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese Multilingual Translations | Other Language Translations. Key Words: Translation, Interpret, Multi-Language
TRANSLATION - Coronavirus Information in Indigenous Languages, Dialects, and Spanish
These resources were gathered by the Rural Women’s Health Project, with thanks to Evelyn Moraga in Guatemala, Dr. Laura Gonzalez at the University of Florida, her colleagues at CEPIADET in Oaxaca Mexico and CIELO in Los Angeles. Posters, Fact Sheets, audio and video materials in numerous indigenous languages. We are committed to getting these materials out to all of those residing in the U.S., no matter their country of origin or mother language. If you have materials to be added to this list, please contact us at: rwhp@cafl.com. Multi-language
TRANSLATION - Crisis Translators Network
Amidst the pandemic, our volunteers are mobilizing around the clock to translate in hospitals, detention centers, and anywhere else where language support is needed. If you need help, please let us know HERE and we will be touch ASAP. We are a network of volunteer translators providing compassionate, effective, and trauma-informed interpretation and translation services for migrants, refugees, anyone experiencing language barriers, Key Word: COVID-19
TRANSLATION - Indigenous Interpretation
Indigenous Interpreting+® specializes in indigenous languages from Mexico is one of the few programs of its kind in the US helping health care providers, courts and other agencies effectively communicate with indigenous people.in Monterey County. Through partnerships with indigenous community leaders and interpreters, providing professional, trained and competent interpreters in hard-to-find indigenous languages. Video remote interpreting, face-to-face interpreting and local on-site healthcare, court and community. Multi-language: Mixteco, Triqui, Zapoteco, Chatino, Kanjobal, Amuzgo, Nahuatl, Tarasco, Purepecha, Tlapaneco, Yucateco Maya, Mam, Kiche (Quiche), Mixteco + more.Key words: translation, immigrant
TRANSLATION - Materiales en LENGUAS INDÍGENAS para PREVENIR EL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
Short Video and audio clips with COVID-19 related messages such as "QUÉDATE EN CASA." Multi-language: Mayo, Español, Akateko/Kuti', Ñomndaa (amuzgo), Numte oote (ayapaneco), Cha' jna'a (chatino), Úza' (chichimeco jonaz), chinanteco, Ngiba (chocholteco), CH'ol, Tsame (chontal de Oaxaca), Yoko t'an (chontal de Tabasco), huj/Koti', Náayari (cora), Kuapá, Dibaku (cuicateco), Español, guarijío, Tének (huasteco), mbeyajts/Ombeayiüts (huave), Wixárika (huichol), Xjuani (ixcateco), Ixil, Jakalteko/Popti'/Abxub'al, Kakchikel, kiliwa, ku'ahl, kumiay, lacandón, Ta Yol Mam, Bot'una (matlatzinca), Maayat'aan (maya), Yoremnokki (mayo), Jñatjo (mazahua), Énná, mazateco), Ayuujk (mixe), Tu'un Savi (mixteco), Mexikatlahtolli (náhuatl), Hñähñu (otomí), paipai, Xi'oi (pame), O'otam (pápago), Oichkama no'oka/oishkam no'ok (pima), Ngiwa (popoloca del centro), Ngiwa (popoloca del poniente), T'kmaya'/yámay (popoluca de Sayula), Nuntaj'yi'Texistepec), P'urhepecha, Q'anjob'al, Mocho' (qato'k), Cmiique Iitom (seri), Ralámuli raicha (tarahumara), Lhima'alh'ama/Lhimasipij (tepehua), Odami (tepehuano del norte), O'dam (tepehuano del sur), Pjiekakjo (tlahuica), Mè'phàà (tlapaneco), Tojol-ab'al, Tutunakú, triqui, Bats'il k'op Tseltal, ats'i k'op Tsotsil, Jiak Noki (yaqui), zapoteco, Otetzame (zoque)Bold Key Words: coronavirus, translation, Mexico, health, international
USCIS - Public Charge Update
3/12/21 USCIS is no longer applying the August 2019 Public Charge Final Rule. As a consequence, among other changes, USCIS will apply the public charge inadmissibility statute consistent with the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. In other words, USCIS is not considering an applicant’s receipt of Medicaid (except for long-term institutionalization at the government’s expense), public housing, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as part of the public charge inadmissibility determination. Multi-language: Spanish
USCIS - Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
1/20/21, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take appropriate action to preserve and fortify DACA, consistent with applicable law. In compliance with an order of a US District Court, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting first-time DACA requests and renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017. Key Words: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
VOTING - Mi Familia Vota
Mi Familia Vota is a national 501(c)(4) civic engagement organization that advocates on social and economic issues that impact the Latino community, from immigration to workers rights. Since our founding, Mi Familia Vota has integrated local organizing, leadership development, advocacy and building broad community partnerships with our voter engagement work; focusing on local,state and federal elections. Comprehensive immigration reform, education, healthcare, workers' rights, climate change and the environment, and voter rights have been the core issues at the heart of our work, locally and nationally. Offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: