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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, ALLIES3
CHILDREN - Colorin Colorado
A bilingual Web site about reading. Current news articles regarding the COVID-19 impact on schools, ESL, the childcare system and tips for parents. This site is full of information, ideas, and practical tips on how Spanish-speaking parents can help their children become confident, successful readers. In addition, you can find fun reading tips and games, bilingual booklists, ideas for using the public library, and videos of children’s authors, illustrators, and musicians. Resources are organized by topic. Key Words: ESL, Student Resource, Family, Literacy
CHILDREN - Goats and Soda - STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD
Kids, this comic is for you. It's based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China. Key Words: COVID-19, racism, xenophobia Multi-language: Chinese | Spanish |
CHILDREN - Jeena
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 Indian Multi-Language: Hindi
CHILDREN - Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook
Refugee and immigrant families come to the United States with a wealth of parenting strengths, drawing on culture, tradition and family experience. Like most parents in the U.S., they tend to be responsible and nurturing, and have often sacrificed tremendously to provide their children with an opportunity for safety and success in this new country. At the same time, it is clear that newcomer parents often need assistance adapting to: a new physical environment with unaccustomed dangers; the loss of extended family and community support; the ineffectiveness (and sometimes illegality) of traditional methods of discipline; and their children's new and often unfamiliar "Americanized" behaviors. Multi-language:: Arabic & Somali Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development
Focus on immigrant and refugee parents raising children from prenatal to age 5. Provides families with information about healthy development, early learning, school readiness and family engagement. Published by Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS). Multi-language: Arabic, Nepali, Somali & SpanishBold Key Words: ALLIES7
CHILDREN - Raising a Girl: A Handbook for Newcomer Mothers and Daughters
This book from BRYC contains a Special Focus on Female Genital Cutting (FGC). It is intended for mothers and daughters or caregivers of girls to read through and talk about together. This can help girls and their caregivers understand each other better and strengthen their relationships. This is especially important as you transition into a new culture and as girls transition from childhood to womanhood. Key Words: Children, ALLIES7 Multi-language: Somali
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. The COVID-19 public health crisis is creating many challenges for immigrant workers and their families. An estimated six million immigrants are in essential jobs at the front lines of the response to this pandemic. They work in industries such as health care, grocery and pharmacy retail, manufacturing, cleaning and janitorial services, and agriculture. An additional six million foreign-born workers are employed in industries that have been hard-hit by business closures. These include food service, travel and hospitality, personal services and private household work, and building services. Key Words: ALLIES1, Undocumented
EMPLOYMENT - Non-English speakers struggle to file unemployment applications
4/2/20 In diverse California, where roughly 44% of the population speaks a language other than English at home and 27 % are foreign born, the state’s Employment Development Department offers more than 70 language options to translate the content of its website, from Latvian to Yiddish, Swahili and Hmong, among others. But to file for unemployment, the applications themselves must be filed out — either online, faxed or mailed — in English or Spanish. The department does provide sample applications for Armenian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, speakers, but will not accept claims submitted in those languages. For some, lack of internet access compounds the challenges Key Words: COVID-19
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: ALLIES1, discrimination, job
FINANCE - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Undocumented Immigrants
5/18/20 California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance because of their immigration status. For Bay Area Applications contact Catholic Charities at 415-324-1011 or websites for: Santa Clara County | Alameda and Contra Costa Counties | Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties | An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. This state funding is expected to reach about 150,000 undocumented adults. Read frequently asked questions
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 - Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund
O.U.R. Fund is a relief fund for workers who live or work in Oakland, have lost their jobs or had their hours cut as a result of the Coronavirus and the shelter in place orders, and are ineligible for unemployment insurance and federal relief programs. O.U.R Fund financial support is only available based on the money we can raise. Because of the overwhelming number of applications, we are unlikely to have enough funding for all applicants. When you submit your application, you will be added to a waitlist for a $500 relief grant. O.U.R. Fund is a project of Centro Legal de la Raza. To provide further support, each application includes confidential questions to assess the need for legal services related to employment. As a legal assessment, your application and all information therein will be kept strictly confidential. If we are able to help you, we will contact you for a phone screening. Multi-language: Chinese, Spanish | Key Words: Undocufund, Alameda County
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
COVID-19 Update: During the shelter-in-place order, activities at senior centers and services at meal sites will be suspended until further notice. We have set up additional phone lines to provide information and help with sign up for home-delivered meals. 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
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Citizenship / ESL classes, Senior Housing, Social Services, Wellness Program, HICAP, Recreational Activities, and Field trips. Languages spoken : Mandarin & Cantonese * Phone : (408)246-8790 Offices in: San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and Oakland. Key Words: Asian, Chinese
GOVERNMENT - CA Department of Public Health Immigrant Communities Guidance
Public health 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.
GOVERNMENT - Governor Newsom Announces New Initiatives to Support California Workers
4/15/20 California’s $75 million Disaster Relief Fund will support undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19 who are ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits and disaster relief, including the CARES Act, due to their immigration status. Approximately 150,000 undocumented adult Californians will receive a one-time cash benefit of $500 per adult with a cap of $1,000 per household to deal with the specific needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals can apply for support beginning next month. Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), a network of foundations focused on immigration issues, has committed to raising $50 million to support direct financial assistance to families of undocumented immigrants through the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, Those interested in supporting this fund can donate at www.immigrantfundCA.org
GOVERNMENT - SCC Office of Immigrant Relations (SCC OIR)
COVID-19 Update: For the health and safety of our community partners, residents, and staff, the OIR and the Division of Equity & Social Justice (DESJ) continues to monitor the development of the Coronavirus and remains in close contact with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Officials.
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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
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 - 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, ALLIES4 Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Arabic |
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: ALLIES4, pandemic flu, COVID-19, GOVERNMENT
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, ALLIES4
HEALTH - Gardner Health Services
COVID-19 Update: Medical care through telephone appointments Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded. Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese
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Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care, including prevention and education, early intervention, treatment and advocacy services which are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically and age appropriate - especially the disenfranchised, disadvantaged and most vulnerable members. 9 branches throughout the County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, ALLIES4, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
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: ALLIES4
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 - Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families
3/18/20 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.
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, ALLIES4, COVID-19
IMMIGRANTS - 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, The guide will serve as a bridge that can help immigrants fully participate in life in California. Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, Directory, citizenship, ESL Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian)
IMMIGRANTS - 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
IMMIGRATION - 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: ALLIES3, RRN, Rapid Response
IMMIGRATION - 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 |
IMMIGRATION - 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
IMMIGRATION - Public Charge and COVID-19 Clarification from USCIS
3/19/20 The USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. The Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule is critical to defending and protecting Americans’ health and its health care resources. The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Multi-language: Spanish
IMMIGRATION - 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)
IMMIGRATION - 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
IMMIGRATION - USCIS Coronavirus Response - Citizen and Immigration Services
3/23/20 All offices in the Bay Area and around the country are closed to the public. There are no interviews, biometric appointments or oath ceremonies until at least the shelter-in-place orders lift. Staff is still working (remotely) and the agency is still accepting mail and online applications. If anyone needs to come into the office for an emergency regarding their immigration documents, they should contact the USCIS Contact Center (5am to 5pm PST) toll-free 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (TDD) to make an appointment with the local office.Key Words: ALLIES3, COVID-19
IMMIGRATION - What You Should Know About Trump's Latest Immigration Ban
4/23/20 An advisory from CAIR-SFBA and Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, with information about the latest ban on nearly all immigration to the US. The Ban is to last for 60 days from April 23, 2020. (until June 22, 2020), after which it may be extended. Who is Impacted? Any foreign national seeking to obtain an immigrant visa to enter the U.S. who: ***Is outside the United States at 11:59pm on April 23, 2020; and ***Does not have a valid immigrant visa in their passport as of 11:59pm on April 23, 2020; and ***Does not have another valid official travel document, such as a transportation letter, a boarding foil, or an advance parole document. Multi-language: Arabic Farsi Somali Urdu Vietnamese
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. IMPORTANT NOTICE RE DACA RENEWAL. Anyone who wants to renew their DACA status. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing DACA and the ability to renew could be terminated at any time. Scholarship funds available for qualifying applicants. Call (408) 823-0799 for more information. Also assistance with Housing ** Public Benefits ** Immigration and Citizenship ** Protection For Domestic Violence Victims ** Civil Rights
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Providing individual legal assistance, community legal education, and community advocacy for the Asian Pacific American population of Santa Clara 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, SCC OIR List, ALLIES3, 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 - 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
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, ALLIES3
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, ALLIES3
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, ALLIES3, ALLIES4
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. ALLIES3 SCC OIR List
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: ALLIES3 Multi-Language: Spanish, English, Farsi, French, German, Persian, Portuguese Offices in Milpitas and San Francisco
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 - 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, cancellation of all USCIS appointments, and anxiety over new restrictions and expiring visas. Students left without accommodations due to closures. Providing information & resources across the country. • USA Helplines: West Coast 203-872-7392 South West 281-909-7392 East Coast 302-330-7392 Mid West 708 972 7392 Multi-language: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannad and more Key Words: Indian, Asian, CADRE, COVID-19
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
MENTAL HEALTH - Asian Women’s Home
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. Multi-language: Key Words: ALLIES4
MENTAL HEALTH - Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter
COVID-19 Update Due to the shelter-in-place order the Maitri Office and Maitri Boutique will 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. 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. Multi-language: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, & Urdu. Key Words: ALLIES4
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. Liliana also shares resources for participants to check out on their own throughout the week. We hope these virtual sessions and tools can support participants’ long-term resilience and coping strategies. Key Words: COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTOR - Immigrants Rising
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.
NEWS - Gaps in social safety net leave undocumented immigrants most vulnerable in time of crisis
4/9/20 The COVID-19 or “coronavirus” crisis has exposed massive fault lines in U.S. health, economic and labor sectors. With no end in sight, undocumented immigrants are left most vulnerable because of systemic exclusion from health care and social safety nets. ... those without a valid Social Security number (SSN) and work authorization, have been cut out from receiving a single dollar from the COVID-19 Relief programs. Immigrant workers who file their taxes using an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and families with mixed immigration status will bear the weight of these impacts. If one person in the household lacks an SSN, the entire family (including U.S. citizen children, spouses, and legal permanent residents) is denied access to the cash assistance.
NEWS - No Masks, Disinfectant or Soap. This Is Detention Amid a Pandemic.
4/2/20 Asylum seekers must be released before it is too late. As Americans shelter in place or practice social distancing, the organizations I work with are mobilizing to stop what may be the inevitable result of a disastrous immigration policy. Respond Crisis Translation has drafted a one-page guide on how to prevent the spread of the virus that we’ve translated into over a dozen languages. Immigration attorneys who volunteer for organizations like Al Otro Lado are fighting for the release of all those in ICE detention, while the American Civil Liberties Union and RAICES have filed suits to secure the release of detainees who pose no danger to society. Key Words: Coronavirus, COVID-19
NEWS - Americans Will Get Stimulus Paychecks Soon. Undocumented Workers Get Nothing
4/7/20 As Americans await their much-needed paychecks from the government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people on the front lines of the crisis won’t be getting a dime: undocumented workers. ...The bill’s language leaves out those without Social Security numbers — largely undocumented people — who may file taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). In 2015, 4.35 million immigrants paid over $13.7 billion in net taxes using an ITIN, according to the American Immigration Council. The bill also cuts off aid to potentially millions of U.S. citizen children, since “mixed-status” families that include both undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens are not eligible for the cash assistance. Of about 11.3 million undocumented people in the U.S., some 3.3 million live with at least one U.S. citizen child.
NEWS - Conservative group sues to stop California aid to undocumented immigrants
4/24/20 A conservative organization is asking the California Supreme Court to block the state’s first-in-the-nation plan to give money to immigrants living in the country illegally who are hurt by the coronavirus. The Center for American Liberty argued on behalf of two long-shot Republican legislative candidates that the $75 million plan Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week is barred by both state and federal law.
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 - Lawsuits Filed to Protect Undocumented Immigrants from Exposure to COVID-19
4/1/20 Immigrant advocates and civil rights organizations are suing federal and local governments to try to protect detainees from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Due to harsh federal immigration policies, the Trump administration is now holding over 50,000 in crowded detention facilities—and forcing asylum seekers to attend in-person hearings in immigration courts. On March 27, six immigrant legal advocacy groups filed a motion in federal district court in Portland, OR, for a temporary restraining order to stop hearings in federal immigration courts. Key Words: Detention, immigration
NEWS - Migrant workers are at the front lines-they need protections
3/25/20 The 1.6 million migrant workers in the United States employed through temporary work visa programs are on the front lines of the nation’s COVID-19 response. They are performing essential jobs that make the U.S. function, including producing our food. Yet they have been largely left out of conversations about how best to protect people. In the coming days, many migrant workers in the food supply chain will travel to the United States. At the same time, many temporary migrant workers are already here performing essential work–processing seafood, cutting grass, working in the fields. Many of these workers are particularly vulnerable to the virus because of their living and working conditions, and they are working with virtually no protections. Key Words: Coronavirus, Disaster, COVID-19
NEWS - NY Times Coronavirus Coverage
Free access to New Your Times articles about COVID-19 in English . Spanish | No Chinese Multi-language
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 - 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.
RESOURCE - Amigos de Guadalupe
COVID-19 Update Casework, financial assistance, food, safe parking at multiple locations, DACA Renewal. Call (408) 341-6080 for more information. Immigrant friendly. Spanish
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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 Key Words: KYR, Financial Aid, Immigration, RRN Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES5, ALLIES7
RESOURCE - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
COVID-19 Update: With the County's "Shelter in Place" order and the exemption for essential services such as social services, shelter, food and health care, Catholic Charities has closed several physical locations, while still providing care through phone or video visits with clients and collaborating with other nonprofits and government agencies. Catholic Charities COVIS-19 Program Modifications
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Citizenship services provided in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7, RIF
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 - 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
Community Support During COVID-19 CRISIS San Jose residents who are disabled, over age 65, or are a single parent living with a dependent child under 17, we will deliver food and essential items to your door, Contact us at 1-408-755-5189, email us at jennydo@friendsofhue.org, or complete the COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOOD REQUEST. Friends of Hue has also donated thousands of units of PPE to Bay Area hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Professional Health Care Workers can submit a Emergency medical supply request online. We will do our best to support you during this difficult time. Multi-language: Vietnamese
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 - Korean American Community Services - Silicon Valley
COVID-19: During this time of uncertainty, the health and safety of you and your family members are our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving impact of COVID-19 and are developing plans of action to support you and our 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.
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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 - 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: Allies2, Allies8, RIF
RESOURCE - 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
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 - Sunnyvale Community Services
COVID-19 Update: Open for business - Food distribution, processing applications for rental assistance, financial aid and other resources. Check website for updates. Immigrant friendly. Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Russian
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Services including food and one time financial assistance includes help with rent, rental deposits, utility bills, medically-related bills, bus passes, gas vouchers and pass-through direct assistance. Also enrollment assistance in MediCal, CalFresh, and other benefits. As part of a realignment of zip codes for the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) of agencies in Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale Community Services is now serving low-income residents of the Alviso neighborhood of San Jose.
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-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. ALLIES3, OIR Asian Law Alliance | Catholic Charities | CET | PARS Equality Center
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
SCC OIR Newsletter1 - COVID-19 Update
3/11/20 This issue of the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations Newsletter offers the latest Public Health Guides including information for: ***Individuals and households ***Schools and parents ***Mass gatherings ***Businesses and workplaces ***Community Based Organizations ***Law Enforcement ***Healthcare Providers Key Words: Coronavirus, ALLIES3
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 Newsletter4 - DACA Updates and Resources
4/2/20 We are currently awaiting a decision from the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) regarding the legality of DHS’s decision to terminate the DACA program. It is still possible to renew if your DACA status expires within 365 days. This issue from the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations contains links to DACA related resources and information about currently available scholarship fund for DACA renewal. Key Words: Deferred Action, ALLIES3
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 Newsletter7 - COVID-19 - Services for Immigrants
4/27/20 In this issue: ***Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Assistance ***Updates from the Office of the Governor of CA ***Medical Care for the Uninsured ***Financial Resources for Residential Tenants ***Legal Help Resources for Residential Tenants ***Food Resources Near You ***A Message from the Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention ***Resources for Youth, Children and Homeless ***VTA Updates ***Work2Future Virtual Job Fair ***Census Update
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; ALLIES4,
SUPPORT - 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
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 - 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, ALLIES7
TRANSLATION - HMONG Resource Safety Posters
In partnership with Hmong Youth and Parents United (HYPU) and the Sierra Health Foundation, HIP is providing the following resources for download to support the Hmong community during these uncertain times. We urge all of our community members to follow the direction of public health officials and take the necessary precautions in protecting themselves and their families. Additionally, we are urging all families to strongly consider participating in “social distancing” as a means of preventing the spread of the virus and protecting those are that most vulnerable to illness. Multi-language: Hmong Key Words: Coronavirus, ALLIES4, pandemic, flu, COVID-19
UNDOCUMENT - ITINs, EINs and Taxes for Undocumented Immigrants
This handout from Immigrants Rising (previously E4FC) provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions and links to information for undocumented youth around ITINs, EINs, working as an independent contractor, building credit, Entrepreneurship, business plans, taxes, and more. Key Words: ALLIES1
UNDOCUMENTED - 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. We are all in this together—let’s support our immigrant neighbors. Key Words: Grant, donations
UNDOCUMENTED - 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
UNDOCUMENTED - Resources for Undocumented Communities
Nationwide Directory of Emergency Funds and information for undocumented immigrants if every state. Key Words: coronavirus, undocufund, pandemi, ALLIES1, COVID-19
UNDOCUMENTED - 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
UNDOCUMENTED - Undocuhealth Mental Health Tool Kit
Our UndocuHealth Initiative will walk you through and provide toolkits to facilitate and inform your community through these processes. Things like music-ivism, artivism, and breathing practices is what will transform these anxieties and insecurities into something positive! Key Words: Undocumented, ALLIES4
UNDOCUMENTED Funds - Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation
The Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation is launching a GoFundMe fundraiser to raise funds to support undocumented families and individuals during these times of crisis. Please fill out this survey to apply for funds. The amount we can provide each person is based on the donations we receive and the amount of requests we receive. Key Words: COVID-19
UNDOCUMENTED Workers Relief Funds in California
3/23/20 List of cash assistance programs and applications in English and Spanish, for undocumented workers in the areas of: * restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more * Workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback * domestic workers who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), Key Words: Immigrant, ALLIES1, aide, coronavirus, pandemic, emergency, COVID-19
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. (The exceptions to this general rule, mainly in the areas of unemployment insurance and union organizing, are discussed below.) Key Words: KYR, ALLIES1
UNDOCUMENTED workers among those hit first — and worst — by the coronavirus shutdown
4/4/20 Many of the undocumented, working in construction, restaurants and other service sectors, have already lost their jobs. Others, in industries like agriculture and health care that have been declared essential, work in jobs that typically require close quarters or interacting with the public, putting them at higher risk of getting sick.