Events

August 2021

  • Aug 2nd 11:00am–12:00pm

    The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar Series: Services for Noncitizen Veterans


    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS)Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar to learn more about services available for noncitizen Veterans

    The CIS Ombudsman’s webinar will serve as an information sharing and gathering session. Participants may submit written questions and comments about this, or other issues related to naturalization and immigration during the webinar.
    Email to RSVP for Services for Noncitizen Veterans Webinar, August 2, 2021: 
    cisombudsman.publicaffairs@hq.dhs.gov with the following informaiton
    ​Please consider this my RSVP for the Services for Noncitizen Veterans Webinar on August 2, 2021.
    First Name:
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  • Aug 3rd 10:00am–12:30pm

    USCIS - NEW ASYLEE ORIENTATION ON BENEFITS AND SERVICES

    Who should attend?  • People recently granted asylum status   • immigration attorneys   • Resettlement agency staff   • Service providers who serve new asylees

    Why should you attend?  Most asylees do not receive a direct link to refugee resettlement case management services and, as a result, must navigate information and service connections (many of them time sensitive) largely on their own. The session covers important topics and is live for Q&A.
    This orientation is held live in English, Spanish, and Mandarin with many Q&A opportunities.

    Orientation on Benefits & Services Available to Asylees   The San Francisco Asylum Office is pleased to announce a virtual orientation for persons with asylum status. You have the right to receive new benefits and resources as a newly granted asylee. Some of these benefits are limited and time sensitive, beginning on the date that you are granted asylum.

    Sessions are held once per month. While optional, we strongly encourage you to attend. If you wish to attend, you will be required to share your mobile number or email in order to receive a registration link. This orientation focuses on California benefits and services. However, some information applies to persons with asylum status throughout the U.S.A.

    Register Now

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  • Aug 4th 11:00am–12:00pm

    USCIS - Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen

    On July 9, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing the extension and re-designation of TPS for Yemen for 18 months, effective Sept. 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023.

    During the webinar, USCIS will provide an overview of TPS, including an explanation of eligibility requirements and filing tips. We will respond to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar. We will not answer case-specific questions.

    To register for this engagement, please follow the steps below:

    • Visit the registration page to confirm your participation for the engagement
    • Enter your email address and select “Submit”
    • Select “Subscriber Preferences”
    • Select the “Event Registration” tab
    • Provide your full name and organization (if applicable)
    • Complete the questions and select “Submit”

    Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.

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  • Aug 5th 11:00am–12:30pm

    USCIS Online Filing Webinar: Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status

    During this webinar, USCIS representatives will provide an overview of the USCIS online account features and share instructions for our newest form available for online filing, Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status.

    On July 21, we announced that TPS applicants submitting an initial registration application are now eligible to file Form I-821 online if they are eligible nationals of Burma, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela or Yemen or individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those countries. *The option to file Form I-821 online is only available to initial TPS applicants from these five countries at this time. All other initial TPS applicants and current beneficiaries who are re-registering under the extension of a TPS designation must continue to file a paper Form I-821.
    Applicants may file Form I-821 as a standalone form or concurrently with Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These applications will be the first forms available for concurrent filing online. To file Form I-821 online, eligible TPS applicants must first visit my.uscis.gov to create a free USCIS online account.

    To Register:
    1. Visit our registration page
    2. Enter your email address and select “Submit”
    3. Select “Subscriber Preferences”
    4. Select the “Event Registration” tab
    5. Complete the questions and select “Submit”

    Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.

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  • Aug 10th 4:00pm–5:00pm

    Naturalization Information - How to Become a U.S. Citizen

    Presenter: Jesus Castro, Fresno)

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=m73d6b507e14f3ca7f097e3ac12180ac5

    Meeting number (access code): 199 051 0241    Meeting password: tJ3FdmpwP@63

    Instructions for participating:
    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.
    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.
    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).
    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 11th 11:00am–12:00pm

    USCIS - Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalia

    On July 22, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice announcing the extension and re-designation of TPS for Somalia for 18 months, effective Sept. 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023.

    During the webinar, USCIS will provide an overview of TPS, including an explanation of eligibility requirements and filing tips. We will respond to questions submitted in advance and via chat during the webinar. We will not answer case-specific questions.

    To Register:                      
    1. Visit our registration page
    2. Enter your email address and select “Submit”
    3. Select “Subscriber Preferences”
    4. Select the “Event Registration” tab
    5. Complete the questions and select “Submit”

    Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.  If you have any questions, or if you have not received a confirmation email within three business days, please email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov.  
    We encourage you to submit questions in advance by emailing public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov by July 30 at noon Eastern. Put “TPS for Somalia” in the subject line.
    To request a disability accommodation, please write to public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov by Aug. 6 at noon Eastern.

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  • Aug 11th 4:00pm–5:00pm

    USCIS Online Tools and Resources

    Presenter: Nina Sachdev, San Jose

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=mb99e9bf39b7ec4dc3affb51c36f05880

    Meeting number (access code): 199 954 2317    Meeting password: CIS1234gogo!

    Instructions for participating:
    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.
    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.
    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).
    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 12th 1:00pm–2:00pm

    Fire Safety For Young Children program

    Join us for a LIVE, online, and interactive fire safety program geared specifically for young children, ages 3 to 6 years old. This program includes an imaginative and adventurous story time to reinforce important fire safety lessons. During this interactive program, young children will learn about:

    • Fire safety - recognize the difference between good fire and bad fire
    • Matches and lighters safety - tools for adults, not toys for children
    • Smoke alarms - what to do when you hear the beep, crawl low and stay outside

    This interactive class is open to young children who live within the communities served by Santa Clara County Fire Department: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the unincorporated surrounding areas.

    Register Now 

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  • Aug 13th 10:24am–12:15pm

    The Chinese Book Club of Saratoga Library meets on the second Friday every other month. The meetings for 2021 will be on February 12, April 9, June 11, August 13, October 8 and December 10, unless notified otherwise. For the latest information on dates and times, please check this online calendar. Currently, we are meeting online and the discussion is primarily in Mandarin.   Register Now

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  • Aug 13th 4:00pm–5:00pm

    Como Convertirse en Ciudadano Estadounidense (Spanish only)

    Presenter: Graciela Arreola-Munoz, Los Angeles

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=m6903973daabbf26b47d4bbcb5ad236d7

    Meeting number (access code): 199 167 8591

    Meeting password: PpvMiiPg*369

    Instructions for participating:
    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.
    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.
    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).
    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 17th 4:00pm–12:08am

    Naturalization Information - How to Become a U.S. Citizen

    Presenter: Jesse Castro, Fresno

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=m5bc31e20e0c27d4c3afc1321a622b028

    Meeting number (access code): 199 267 4392

    Meeting password: w43JvpMENC@2

    Instructions for participating
    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.
    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.
    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).
    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 18th 4:00pm–5:30pm

    Naturalization Information - How to Become a U.S. Citizen

    Presenter: Sai Phavisith, Sacramento

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=m3947cfd415fbbf24ede3160043d7e567

    Meeting number (access code): 199 482 1758   Meeting password: Sfrsnjsacfre1!

    Instructions for participating:
    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.
    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.
    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).
    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 21st 9:00am–1:00pm

    Expungement Law Training - Attorneys, law students, and recent law grads only​

    This training is available to volunteers for the August 28 Community Expungement Clinic. CLE credit will be offered to licensed attorneys. Training will be conducted in person (location TBD) and also live over Zoom. All participants must complete the volunteer form here. If you wish to attend the training remotely, register for the Zoom session here.

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  • Aug 22nd 11:00am–12:30pm

    Virtual San Jose Veggie Fest 2021

    San Jose Veggie Fest is back — virtually! Join us in celebrating healthy eating, healthy living, and environmental sustainability. Veggielution and I are co-hosting this free virtual event that will include multicultural performances, a vegan cooking demo, yoga and Zumba, and a fabulous lineup of speakers, including Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, Dolores Huerta!

    Livestream  You can join the live-virtual event by visiting my Website or by viewing it on Facebook or YouTube to watch the event    For more information, please contact the District Office at (408) 277-1220.

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  • Aug 25th 4:00pm–5:00pm

    Como Convertirse en Ciudadano Estadounidense (Spanish only)

    Presenter: Graciela Arreola-Munoz, Los Angeles

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=mb5847f36675fac8be4c87342349c2ac3

    Meeting number (access code): 199 228 7730    Meeting password: 6yGJpqNHb@54

    Instructions for participating:

    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.

    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.

    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).

    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 25th 5:00pm–6:30pm

    Naturalization Information - How to Become a U.S. Citizen


    Presenter: Jeff Hilliard, San Diego

    Webex Link: https://uscis.webex.com/uscis/j.php?MTID=m7a3a956230ef5f9e65ee228f735435e1

    Meeting number (access code): 199 830 4017      Meeting password: !CISNatz2021!

    Instructions for participating:

    We encourage you to join 10 minutes early. Call in at 1-415-527-5035 and use the Meeting Number to join.

    1. If you are using a computer, use Google Chrome. Click on “Join from your browser” to join the meeting.

    2. f you are using a phone or tablet, it is best to download the Cisco WebEx Meeting App (it is free).

    3. To request a disability accommodation, please contact us no less than 3 days prior to the event. USCIS strives to meet accommodation requests whenever possible.

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  • Aug 28th 9:00am–5:00pm

    Community Expungement Clinic

    ​In partnership with Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley and Alexander Community Law Center    Free one day criminal record expungement clinic. Please attend July 13
    Community Expungement Event Info Session to learn more. Registration for clients will open July 13.

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  • Aug 31st 10:00am–12:00pm

    Virtual WORKSHOP FOR BAY AREA DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS

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  • Aug 31st 10:00am–12:00pm

    Free Wildfire Preparedness Education (American Sign Language/ASL)

    The Wildfire Preparedness Education (ASL) is FREE and people who complete the test and survey will receive a FREE Go Bag!  The wildfires are a situation in which 911 is overwhelmed and unable to answer or respond to calls for help. In such a situation, individuals and neighboorhoods need to be prepared and able to help themselves and each other medically and mentally for a length of time. Do you have enough water, food and medical supplies for your family and pets? Do you know the resources in your neighborhood? We can help!

    *This workshop is intended for deaf and hard of hearing individuals residing in the Bay Area.   Hosted by IDEAFINITY        Register Now

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1/29/20 Vietnamese Children's Choir
1/29/20 Vietnamese Children's Choir
12-5-16 Vets for Standing Rock - SJ City Council
12-5-16 Vets for Standing Rock - SJ City Council
Cambodian Dance Troup
Cambodian Dance Troup
Punjabi Dancers
Punjabi Dancers
Dave Cortese & Samina
Dave Cortese & Samina
Sudanese Ladies
Sudanese Ladies
Vietnamese Karate Kids
Vietnamese Karate Kids
Muslim Father-Daughter
Muslim Father-Daughter
Aztec Dancers
Aztec Dancers