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ADVOCACY: Refugee Council USAMultilingual

The RCUSA is a coalition of 29 U.S.-based non-governmental organizations, is dedicated to refugee protection, welcome, and excellence in the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Key Words: Legal Resources for displaced Afghans seeking humanitarian assistance and guidance


AFGHANISTAN: Free Legal Services for Afghan Refugees in CAMultilingual

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 ...


CHILDREN: Immigration Options for Undocumented Immigrant Children

8/18 A collection of one-page fact sheets fro ILRC on:
*Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) * Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) * U Visa * Trafficking Visa (T Visa) ...


COMMUNICATION: 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 ...


DEMOGRAPHICS: More than 10 million US citizens live with an undocumented immigrant

9/10/21 Analysis: – More than 10 million U.S. citizens share a household with an undocumented immigrant, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by immigration advocacy group FWD.us. ...


EDUCATION: Center for Applied LinguisticsMultilingual

CAL has been a leader in refugee education and orientation since 1975. We have been helping immigrant and refugee newcomers understand fundamental aspects of life in the US, as well ...


EMPLOYMENT: Employment-Based Visa Categories in the United States

7/8/21 One of the key principles guiding the U.S. immigration system has been admitting foreign workers with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy. Current U.S. immigration law provides ...


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: ILRC Public Charge Safe to Use ListMultilingual

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 ...


GOVERNMENT: The importance of race, gender, and religion in naturalization adjudication in the US

3/1/22 This study examines group disparities in naturalization approvals by race/ethnicity, gender, and religion. We find that all else being equal, non-White applicants and Hispanic applicants are less likely to ...


GOVERNMENT: 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 ...


IMMIGRANTS: 7 Immigration Myths We Must Unlearn to Reclaim Our Humanity

Our immigration system is broken and cruel. Trump was enabled in turning the cruelty up to 11 by an infrastructure he inherited. It must be reengineered before another madman is ...


IMMIGRANTS: 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 ...


IMMIGRANTS: DHS Publishes Fair and Humane Public Charge Rule

9/8/22  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a final rule, to be published in the Federal Register, that provides clarity and consistency ...


IMMIGRANTS: DOJ Rescinds Trump ‘Zero Tolerance’ Rule That Separated Thousands of Migrant Families

1/26/21 The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family ...


IMMIGRANTS: 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 ...


IMMIGRANTS: 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 ...


IMMIGRANTS: Neither Safety nor Health –
How Title 42 Expulsions Harm Health and
Violate Rights

7/21 Report from Physicians for Human Rights – Toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Trump administration overrode the objections of public health experts at the ...


IMMIGRANTS: Privacy Protections in Selected Federal Benefits Programs

2/21/18 The federal laws protecting information about benefit recipients remain intact, and cannot be altered by an executive order.[3] Absent any change in federal statute, state agencies should decline any ...


IMMIGRANTS: SAVE Fact Sheet – Information for SAVE Users: Afghan Arrival Categories, Documentation, and SAVE Responses

4/3/22 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is leading and coordinating ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside us in Afghanistan for ...


IMMIGRANTS: The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and Across the U.S. Immigration System

5/20 This report from the American Immigration Council, seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of COVID-19-related disruptions throughout the immigration system and identifies recommendations for adjustments and improvements to the ...


IMMIGRANTS: THE LONG TAIL OF AFGHAN RELOCATION AND RESETTLEMENT: Achievements, Obstacles, and Opportunities

4/22 REPORT TO THE OPERATION ALLIES WELCOME UNIFIED COORDINATION GROUP – Short-sightedness in identifying preferred relocation and resettlement solutions has come at the expense of devising sustainable, long-term strategies. Every ...


IMMIGRANTS: USA HelloMultilingual

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® ...


IMMIGRANTS: Virtual Afghan Placement
and Assistance (VAPA) Program
Multilingual

5/22 The VAPA Program aims to support Afghans who
independently departed safe havens and have not
been able to enroll for services at a local affiliate.
VAPA ...


IMMIGRANTS: Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for RefugeesMultilingual

2012 The Welcome set is comprised of two COR Center resources: Welcome to the US: A Guidebook for Refugees and its complementary DVD, Welcome to the United States: Refugee Guide ...


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Stop Notario Fraud Flyers – English and Spanish

See list below of Trusted Providers for free and low cost legal assistance

Trusted Providers

The following lists from the SC County Office of Immigrant Relations contain vetted organizations that are providing free and low cost services to SF Bay Area immigrants and refugees.