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 …

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” …

Dignity Not Detention

The Dignity Not Detention Act, passed in 2017 in California, is the first law in the country to halt immigration
detention growth and create more transparency and accountability in …

USCIS – Ombudsman Annual Report 2021

6/21 This Report, required to be presented each year on June 30, is intended to alert Congress to some of the most pervasive issues affecting the administration of immigration benefits …

San Francisco Respect and Love Toolkits

This toolkit serves as a practical demonstration of San Francisco’s commitment to serve and support all people. These resources are available for those who live in fear
stemming from …

Trabajos del Campo

7/21 Trabajosdelcampo.com: is an anonymous Job Review Platform for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in North America. The goal is to improve the working and living conditions of farmworkers across the …

Proteus, Inc.

Complementing its employment training and placement services, Proteus provides childcare and youth educational programming, safety training, and energy assistance. In addition to service centers, Proteus, Inc operates mobile service units …

California Human Development (CHD)

bilingual programs in 13 counties to 15,000 individuals annually. CHD’s offerings include job training and placement assistance for rural laborers as well as tutoring, mentorship, and career advising for farmworker …

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 …

SCC OIR Newsletter: June 2021

This month we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community by recognizing trailblazers that have fought for our rights to exist fully and authentically and we uplift Immigrant Heritage Month as we acknowledge …

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,

My Undocumented Life

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 …

CA COVID-19 Immigrant Guide

6/29/21 If you’re an immigrant living in California, you can access help and public benefits, some regardless of immigration status. Multi-language:
Spanish

Guide to Promoting Immigrant Health

Undocumented Californians have the legal right to use public services.
A collection of multi-language public messages on resource eligibility for undocumented immigrants, powerpoints and downloadable materials for service providers …

SCC OIR Newsletter: May 2021

The Office of Immigrant Relations is excited to launch “WE BELONG: Our Voice, Our Story, and Our Solution!” a project of the New American Fellowship Cohort V. DACA recipients will …

Taste of Belonging Cookbook

Welcoming America created this cookbook as a tool for meaningful connection across differences.
We paired recipes from diverse cultures with activities that connect people around a shared table and …

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 …

Report an Antisemitic, Bias or Discriminatory Incident

Report an Antisemitic, Bias or Discriminatory Incident
ADL believes people should not be targeted or treated unfairly because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national …

Equal Justice Works

Facilitating Fellowships for public interest lawyers and law students to serve at legal services organizations across the nation to increase equal access to justice for communities in need.
Educating …

Asian Americans face attacks during pandemic

3/15/21 Stop AAPI Hate began tracking violence and harassment against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on March 19 last year.
From then through the end of 2020, Stop AAPI …

United Peace Collaborative

We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions …

Biden rolls back Trump’s tougher citizenship test

2/22/21 The Biden administration will offer the option for applicants to select the 2008 civics examination. Announced in a Policy Alert on Monday, the civics examination requirement implemented in December …

SCC OIR Newsletter: February 2021

Including OIR’s Statement of Solidarity with Our Asian Community Members *** Immigration Update – Biden Administration Actions & Announcements *** Remembering Three Prominent Community Leaders who Passed Away, Their Legacy …

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 …

USCIS – Public Charge Update

3/12/21 USCIS is no longer applying the August 2019 Public Charge Final Rule. As a consequence, among other changes, USCIS will apply the public charge inadmissibility statute consistent with the …

SCC OIR Newsletter: January 2021

Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations Updates on Public Charge, Immigration Fees, Changes under the new Biden/Harris Administration, and more.

SCC OIR Newsletter – December 2020

Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations Holiday message in English, Spanish and Tagalog – OIR sends our gratitude and extends solidarity to all who have been supporting emergency response …

SCC OIR Newsletter: November 2020

Post Election Statement – In the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations, we are committed to the following Equity values:
Justice for all.
The pursuit of peace …

SCC OIR Newsletter: September 2020

In celebration of Welcoming Week 2020, the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations partnered with Factr’s Footprints Guild to celebrate immigrant artists. Visit the newly created virtual art gallery …

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 …

Vietnamese-American Journey: Virtual Exhibit

ICAN has produced The Vietnamese-American Journey, a collection of stories that capture unique insights into the history and journey of the Vietnamese American community. The exhibit coordinated by Andy Nguyen …

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 …

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC )

LSPC organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights, and to reunify families and communities. We build public …

Immigration Data Matters

This useful online guide links users directly to the most credible, high-quality data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally. The easy-to-use publication includes more than 250 …

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 …

Mental Health Stigma in the Muslim Community

2012 Report – The possibility that cultural normative beliefs may be mislabeled or unidentified due to cultural insensitivity also need to be addressed, particularly insofar as such mislabeling may lead …