REFUGEE COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

This toolkit describes CORE’s Refugee Communications Initiative and provides guidance on using the tools CORE
has developed to enhance your organization’s communication with refugees about the resettlement process and …

Ukraine Community Resources

3/11/22 The City of San José is closely monitoring the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and proudly stands in solidarity with Ukraine and our Ukrainian community in this extraordinarily challenging time. …

Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Students in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic have full responsibility for defending clients against deportation in San Francisco Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts of appeals. …

ILRC Public Charge Safe to Use List

This is a list of public benefits programs that do NOT trigger public charge and are safe to use. Whether or not public charge applies to you, the programs on …

Special Immigrant Juveniles

If you are in the United States and need the protection of a juvenile court because you have been abused, abandoned or neglected by a parent, you may be eligible …

Pathways to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

2021 According to FWD.us estimates, undocumented immigrants belong to groups the U.S. public overwhelmingly supports being granted U.S. citizenship. With undocumented immigrants already filling substantial shares of critical occupations, America’s …

Cities for Action / DACA Toolkit

Toolkit to help keep DACA recipients and impacted communities informed about the current status of the DACA program, light the pathway to resources amid a constantly shifting landscape, and offer …

Free Legal Services for Afghan Refugees in CA

CA DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES FUNDING FOR AFGHAN POPULATIONS – The CDSS funds qualified nonprofits to provide immigration legal services free of charge. The nonprofits on this list …

Switchboard (for Refugee Service Providers)

Switchboard is a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the US. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Switchboard offers a library of learning resources, an online …

New DACA Court Ruling

7/16/21 Update from the National Immigration Law Center
– A U.S. district court in Texas today agreed with a group of states, led by Texas, that the Deferred Action …

Keep Your Benefits (2/24/22 Public Charge Update)

2/24/22 Update – * NEW PROPOSED PUBLIC CHARGE RULE: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS/Immigration) has proposed a new rule.* The rule clarifies that immigrants will not be penalized for …

USCIS Automated Case Information System

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (immigration court) created a public portal to obtain general information about individuals in removal proceedings. By entering the individual’s alien number ( 9-digit “A” …

Immigration and Citizenship Data

7/1/21 These reports provide data on various aspects of USCIS operations. In addition, certain tables list the USCIS office responsible for the adjudication. Key Words: Statistics, Backlog,

USCIS Announces Return to Deference Policy

4/28/21 Deference is back! USCIS announced that, effective immediately, it will reinstate its 2004 policy of deferring to prior determinations of eligibility.
Rescinded by the Trump administration, this policy …

Muslim & African Ban Recission Community Advisory

1/22/21 Asian Law Caucus, alongside partner organizations, hosted an information session in English explaining the executive order rescinding the Bans and what it means for individual cases and for related …

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Based in Santa Clara, CA, CAIR-SFBA is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide.
Our mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote …

Immigration Policy Tracking Project

2/21 This “TrumpTracker” Immigration Policy Tracking Project catalogues every known Trump-era immigration policy from January 2017 through the end of the administration.
Entries describing Trump policies contain the official …

American Sign Language video for Naturalization

A 15-minute video from the USCIS about the naturalization process is available in American Sign Language (ASL) . The video provides information on general eligibility requirements, filing an application, the …

Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On July 16, 2021, a Texas judge issued a ruling partially ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While USCIS can accept first-time applications, this decision prevents USCIS …

USAHello Resources for Newcomers to America

USAHello is a free online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and welcoming communities. In the USAHello classroom, we offer our GED classes in English and …

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 …

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 …

Know Your Rights About Public Charge

3/21 Multi-language resource links with detailed information around all aspects of Public Charge including a on line guides to easily test who might be affected. Key Words: PIF, KYR, Health, …

National Map of Local Entanglement with ICE

11/13/19 The interactive map from ILRC represents the degree to which local policies limit assistance in immigration enforcement, based on FOIA data we received from ICE, as well as our …

CA Comparison of Benefits & Rights Based on Immigration Status

10/19 Includes education benefits, public benefits, travel and transportation, civil rights, workplace and employment benefits. This chart, from Immigrants Rising, Shows benefits available to citizens, LPR’s (permanent residents, undocumented) Based …

One Nation Coalition of AAPI Service Providers

National coalition of Asian American Pacific Islander service providers and advocacy groups. Public Charge FAQ Updates Multi-language: English, Chinese, Khmer, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Tagalog

Oasis Legal Services for LGBTQIA+ immigrants

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization providing comprehensive legal services to assist LGBTQIA+ immigrants. Our services include: * Screening for immigration relief * Affirmative asylum * Residency
* Citizenship * …

Immigration Deportation and Hardship Center

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 …

US Immigration Documents Description

5/19 A list of the documents that can be used to show your immigration status and eligibility for various programms. Links to illustrations and detailed explanation of the fields. Key …

USCIS You-Tube Channel

Hundreds of short videos with instructions, explanations or examples for the CIVICS test, the Citizenship Interview, and various forms and procedures. Key Words: Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees, Naturalization,

Mission Asset Fund Immigration Programs

For those eligible to apply for Citizenship, Adjustment of status, green card or Temporary Protected Status renewal, MAF offering 0% loans that cover the cost of the USCIS filing fees. …

Freedom for Immigrants

COVID-19 The Freedom100 Fund maintains a revolving loan fund for immigration court bonds. Each person bonded out is provided with case management support, including housing, connections to attorneys, transportation, and …

African Advocacy Network (AAN)

AAN offers immigration legal services for African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants working towards securing a legal status and beyond in the USA. Adjustment of status, Family petition, Consular Processing, VAWA, U-Visa,Citizenship …

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.

9/21 …

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 …

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. …

ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration

Founded in 2008, ORAM specializes in the protection of exceptionally vulnerable refugees, including LGBTIQ refugees. ORAM’s free professional training, toolkit, materials and direct refugee assistance, enable the international community to …

Pangea Legal Services

The AFGHAN RESOURCES PROJECT
is matching hundreds of volunteer attorneys with thousands of Afghans seeking to file humanitarian parole applications to be reunited with their community in the U.S. Welcoming donations. …

National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.

Immigrationlawhelp.org

ImmigrationLawHelp.org is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost non-profit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys …

Informed Immigrant

Directory of over 1,200 trusted non-profits, clinics, and immigrant-serving organizations that are able to connect with you directly in your community.
Enter your zip code.and find free or low …

Choosing My Way video game

Choosing My Way is a video game where players decide how to respond to opportunities and challenges after refugee resettlement in the US. Players choose goals, collect resources, and respond …

Immi.org

Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was …

Migration Policy Institute’s Language Portal

MPI’s Language Portal is a digital library of translation and interpretation information, offering one-stop access to thousands of state and local agency documents including contracts, planning reports, and translated material …

New Americans Campaign (NAC)

The New Americans Campaign is a nonpartisan, national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders. We are streamlining access to naturalization services, so that greater numbers …

Citizenship Works

Citizenshipworks provides free on-line assistance that helps you become a U.S. citizen, step-by-step. Citizenshipworks is a collaboration between the Immigration Advocates Network, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Pro Bono Net. …

USA Hello

An online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and welcoming communities.
USAHello has free classes in many languages. Our classes prepare you for the GED® …

Bay Area Legal Aid

COVID-19 Update: BAYLEGAL is still helping through remote service with Phased Return to In-Person Office Hours

Spanish |

Tagalog |

Vietnamese |

Free civil legal services that help overcome legal …

Stop Notario Fraud

2015. Resources and information from AILA for victims of dishonest immigration consultants often known as “notarios.” Immigration consultants, notaries public, and notarios cannot represent you in the immigration process.

Welcome to the United States – Updated 2017

5/23/17. USCIS has updated the publication, Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants. The guide contains practical information to help new immigrants settle into everyday life in …

Centro de Ayuda Legal para Inmigrantes (CALI)

Services: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DAPA, Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), …

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFSSV)

JFS SV is a non-profit agency that provides quality social, vocational, senior, counseling, refugee resettlement, immigration and citizenship services. Clients are served without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or ability …

La Raza Centro Legal

A nonprofit organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Latinos. Site features information on Resources in Immigration Law, Housing Law, Senior Law and …

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Public Education materials in several languages regarding Public Charge, Immigrant eligibility for Federal and CA State Food Stamps, CalWORKS, Know your rights with Law Enforcement and Immigration, disaster relief, and …

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. | …

Maitri Domestic Violence Shelter and Legal Services

Maitri is a free, con?dential, nonpro?t organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area that primarily helps families and individuals from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri …

IRC (International Rescue Committee) – San Jose

Providing resettlement services for Afghan Refugees, Immigration legal services, legal consultations, relative visa petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, employment authorization, affidavit of support, removal of conditional residence, refugee travel …