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ADVOCACY: AFGHANISTAN PALA  (Project Afghan Legal Assistance)

8/20/21 Please use this Referral to input information for any Afghan person seeking legal assistance in the United States. This information will be used by Human Rights First to assist ...

ADVOCACY: Right to Be (previously Hollaback!) Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian American and Xenophobic Harassment

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, we at Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training as well ...

ADVOCACY: SCC Rapid Response Network Training

The RRN in SCC is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation and to provide moral and accompaniment support during and after immigration operations in our ...

ADVOCACY: What is a sanctuary city?

2/17 A sanctuary city is a place that has decided to keep local resources to solve local problems. Some people think ‘sanctuary’ means the city is harboring fugitives. That’s a ...

AFGHANISTAN: 14 steps to America for Afghans

8/25/21 Afghans fleeing Kabul aren’t supposed to reach America’s shores until they’ve passed a multi-step vetting process ” 14 steps, in the case of some interpreters and others who helped ...

AFGHANISTAN: Afghan American Foundation Emergency Resource List

8/17/21 In this moment of humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, please consider donating directly or otherwise supporting established, vetted and reputable organizations working in Afghanistan and in support of the Afghan ...

AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Coalition

Formed in 1996, Afghan Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization. We are dedicated to strengthening Afghan families, improving their access to social services, and building a strong and united ...

AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Refugee Info & Resource List Update

Compilation of local and national lists.

AFGHANISTAN: Explainer: Humanitarian Parole and the Afghan Evacuation

8/30/21 The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has prompted a refugee crisis. UNHCR reports that more than 550,000 Afghans have been displaced since January due to Taliban advances. Those ...

AFGHANISTAN: Pathways to Protection for Afghans at Risk

9/1/21 from NILC (Nat Immigration Law Center)
On August 31, President Biden announced the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the conclusion of “the largest airlift in ...

AFGHANISTAN: San Jose City Resource Page

9/1/21 Information and resources, including local resettlement and legal assistance and congressional assistance for relatives still in Afghanistan.

AFGHANISTAN: Steps to Protect Your Online Identity from the Taliban: Digital History and Evading Biometrics Abuses

8/17/21 We understand that the Taliban is now likely to have access to various biometric databases and equipment in Afghanistan, including some left behind by coalition military forces. This technology ...

AFGHANISTAN: Volunteer Legal Support for Afghans

This form is for volunteer legal workers interested in assisting with Afghan humanitarian parole applications. Volunteers will provide pro se support to Afghans and their sponsors, but will not formally ...

AFGHANISTAN: Where Afghan refugees are expected to be resettled, by state

9/16/21 The Biden administration this week notified state authorities of the number of Afghan evacuees each state could receive in the coming weeks as part of the first phase of ...

DEMOGRAPHICS: Afghan Immigrants in the United States

9/7/21 The dramatic aftermath of the U.S. military departure from Afghanistan after 20 years of war and rapid rise of the Taliban prompted a chaotic evacuation of Afghan allies and ...

DEMOGRAPHICS: Not Just a Latino Issue: Undocumented Asians in America

3/21 Of all migrants to the U.S., 40% come from Asia, and out of 18 million Asian Americans in the country, 1.7 million are undocumented. Undocumented status in the U.S. ...

EDUCATION: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s Colleges and Universities in Responding to Immigration Issues

10/2018 This advisory to CA Community Colleges provides information regarding recent California “sanctuary” jurisdiction legislation that prohibits state and local agencies from using resources to further certain federal immigration enforcement ...

EDUCATION: My Undocumented LifeMultilingual

Our mission is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented ...

ETHNIC: Webinar: Understanding Afghan Resettlement

10/1/21 National VOAD convened resettlement experts to explain the resettlement process, discuss best practices, and answer questions regarding the current Afghan evacuee resettlement. 1 hour Key Words: Refugee, Asylee, Evacuee, ...

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 ...

GOVERNMENT: DHS Updates Immigration Enforcement Priorities

9/30/21 Safety and security remain top priorities. “We will prioritize for apprehension and removal noncitizens who are a threat to our national security, public safety, and border security” the memo ...

HEALTH: Medical Assistance Programs for Immigrants in Various States

7/21 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 ...

IMMIGRANTS: Biden Vastly Expands “Protected Areas” Where ICE Can’t Arrest Immigrants

10/28/21 Starting this week, the number of places where immigration enforcement officials are not allowed to arrest people is growing. The Biden administration issued a new policy Wednesday that directs ...

IMMIGRANTS: CA Local Rapid Response Hotlines

From Ready California, a list of County RRN Hotlines. Please use these numbers ONLY if you need assistance during an immigration raid and use the associated websites for informational inquiries. ...

IMMIGRANTS: Detained or Deported: What About My Children? Parental Rights ToolkitMultilingual

4/20 The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) publishes a guide to help asylum seekers maintain custody of their children, available in English and Spanish, in every immigration detention center in the ...

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SCC Collaborative RAID RESPONSE Hotline


Santa Clara County is strengthening the Rapid Response Network. Call the Hotline call for immediate support if ICE comes to your home, workplace or neighborhood, or to report a raid. Call (408) 290-1144.
To find upcoming trainings or register as a volunteer with the SCC Rapid Response Network Click Here.

This is a collaborative project led by Sacred Heart Community Service, Pangea Legal Services, PACT, SOMOS Mayfair, LUNA, SIREN, South Bay Labor Council, CARAS/SEIU, Diocese of San Jose, City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations.

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What to Know About Immigrant Raids – Santa Clara County Publication

What to Know About Immigration Raids – March 2017 comprehensive booklet that compiles information and resources that should help you respond if ICE conducts raids in your community, including a documents check list, multi-language Know Your Rights (English, Spanish and Arabic), preparing a family plan, Plan for Children’s care, legal forms, contact information and more.