MALDEF

MALDEF’s mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the US and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.

SCC Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ)

The DESJ departments provide numerous resources to the community. The Santa Clara County provides fiscal resources to numerous community organizations or agencies within the county to help best serve the community. The DESJ is a partner with many organizations to provide information, resources and leadership in efforts to assist the most marginalized individuals within the county. The DESJ is in the process of collecting available resource information to create guides that can be distributed to the community. Until this guide is available, please get informed with more specific information on how each department is providing resources by following their respective link below.

DHS Working with Local Law Enforcement – 287(g) Program Overview

7/21 Section 287(g) of the INA allows the DHS to enter into formal written agreements (Memoranda of Agreement or MOAs) with state or local law enforcement agencies and deputize selected state and local law enforcement officers to perform certain functions of federal immigration agents. The MOAs are negotiated between DHS and the local authorities and include delegation of authority to a limited number of state and local officers. All of this must be done under the supervision of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Deputized officers are required to abide by federal civil rights laws and regulations. In general, deputized officers are authorized to:
287(g) End-of-Year
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Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities

Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueno РServing the indigenous migrant communities from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico that reside in CA. (CBDIO) works to increase the participation of indigenous women in the life of the migrant community by providing training and promotion of gender equality, so that they may exercise self-determination in their civic lives.
CBDIO also promotes health education on prevention and treatment of different illnesses.
Located in Fresno, Greenfield, and Madera, but offer translation services for the following indigenous languages: Mixteco, Triqui, Tlapaneco, Zapoteco, Punjabi translations. COVID-19 audio recordings for some Indigenous languages that are not written. Key Words: Language Access, Interpreter

Adult Refugee Services Unit (ARSU) newsletter #7

April 14, 2022 The ARSU NEWSLETTER shares pertinent information relevant to the needs of Refugees and Non-citizen Crime Survivors and includes
resources and updates for Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Entrant Cash Assistance (ECA), Refugee Social Services (RSS), Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance
Program (TCVAP), and the California Repatriation Program. Published by the CA DSS.

Health Equity Considerations & Racial & Ethnic Minority Groups

Health equity is when all members of society enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Public health policies and programs centered around the specific needs of communities can promote health equity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social and racial injustice and inequity to the forefront of public health. It has highlighted that health equity is still not a reality as COVID-19 has unequally affected many racial and ethnic minority groups, putting them more at risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Multi-language: Spanish |
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Social determinants of health (SDOH)

A Limiting Lens: How Vaccine Misinformation Has Influenced Hispanic Conversations Online

12/8/21 It isn’t possible to tell a single story about how this vaccination gap came to be. A history of medical exploitation and discrimination may play one role [4][5]. Data shows that language barriers, as well as concerns about immigration status, childcare and work schedules may also impede access to care [6][7].
All of these factors create a foundation of doubt and mistrust that allows misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines to flourish on social media.

Stop AAPI Hate- Inside the California organization tracking anti-Asian hate incidents

6/7/21 Stop AAPI Hate has recorded nearly 7,000 hate incidents involving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide
Volunteers review each report submitted by community members to the Stop AAPI Hate website; more than 2,800 came in during March alone. Women reported more than two thirds of all incidents in the coalition’s most recent national report. About 44% involved Chinese Americans.
While about 12% of survivors said they experienced some form of physical assault, more than two-thirds reported verbal harassment. Others reported civil rights violations, such as workplace discrimination, or online attacks.

Their East San Jose neighbors were dying. So frustrated community leaders formed their own COVID task force

3/14/21 Magdalena Carrasco’s frustration was boiling over. More than a third of Santa Clara County’s first coronavirus deaths had swept through just four ZIP codes in the East San Jose community where she had grown up.
She wasn’t surprised by the outsized toll on the City Council district she represented: While office workers stayed home, traffic had hardly eased in East San Jose as residents went to their shifts as cooks, cleaners and grocery store employees.
Yet as of mid-May, the two testing sites in East San Jose were open only by appointment on weekdays, and many Spanish speakers still didn’t know what to do if they got sick on the job.
Key Words: Pandemic, Coronavirus

CA COVID-19 Health Equity Playbook for Communities

12/1/20 Strategies and Practices for an Equitable Reopening and Recovery – The COVID-19
pandemic has underscored stark disparities, particularly among Latino communities. This booklet is a part of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy includes a Health Equity Metric to help ensure that California’s public health interventions and guidance reach individuals in all communities statewide, especially disproportionately impacted communities.
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ACTION: Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center

We encourage all who have witnessed or experienced micro-aggressions, bullying, harassment, hate speech, or violence to help us document. The more information we have, the better we can respond and prevent further incidents from occurring.
Submit an Incident Report Form in:
English,Chinese-Traditional, Chinese-Simplified,
Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hmong, Hindi

Key Words: Hate Crime, Asian

Archive – Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19

3/26/21 This table provides a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis under existing law, as well as the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
We have also included clarification about whether these public programs are taken into account for public charge purposes. Additional information about the public charge regulations is available in this FAQ document from the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign. Multi-language: Spanish

Archive – Disaster Relief and COVID-19 Related Assistance not Considered in Public Charge

8/20 Excerpts from the USCIS Public Charge link
….The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. Importantly, for purposes of a public charge inadmissibility determination,.
…..The rule does not include consideration of emergency medical assistance, disaster relief, national school lunch programs, foster care and adoption, student and mortgage loans, energy assistance, food pantries and homeless shelters and Head Start.Key Words: Immigrants

InformaGente COVID-19 Youtube conversation for Latinx Community

Listos California, in partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), launched “InformaGente,” a new online conversation series to foster a culture of emergency readiness among Latinx communities.
5/28/20 The first InformaGente conversation features actor Nicholas Gonzalez, star of ABC’s The Good Doctor, and Dr. Gil Chavez, Senior Advisor to the Director of the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Chavez and Mr. Gonzalez discuss issues related to COVID-19 from hand washing and physical distancing, to concerns about visiting a doctor due to immigration status.
Multi-language: Spanish

COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians

6/29/21 This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Including: ** Stay-at-home order considerations ** Ways to protect yourself and others ** Immigration help ** Public charge information for accessing public benefits ** Testing and treatment ** Information on jobs, wages, and benefits
Small business support ** Housing * Food and bills ** Community safety * Protection against scams and bad information.
Check COVID19.CA.GOV for updates. Multi-language:
Spanish |
Chinese Traditional |
Chinese Simplified |
Korean |
Vietnamese |
Tagalog |
Key Words: Disaster, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Undocumented

European Immigrants in the United States

1/11/24  Europe has been a major source of North American immigration and population growth for more than five centuries. However, Europeans’ prevalence among U.S. immigrants began to wane in the second half of the 20th century. Significant changes in U.S. immigration policy in 1965 opened pathways for non-European immigrants, bright economic opportunities in post-World War II Western Europe made emigration less attractive, and Communist governments in most Eastern Europe countries erected barriers to emigration, all of which led to a significant drop in both the numbers and share of European immigrants in the United States. Whereas in 1960 Europeans constituted 75 percent of all U.S. immigrants, their share fell to 22 percent by 1990. While the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to a rise in immigration primarily from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the proportion of European immigrants in the United States has continued to fall.  This Spotlight provides information on the European immigrant population in the United States, focusing on its size, geographic distribution, and socioeconomic characteristics.

SCC OIR Newsletter8 – COVID-19 – Immigrants & Mental Health

OIR has compiled a list of mental health resources for local immigrants to provide guidance and support on this issue.
The Office of Immigrant Relations would like to remind Santa Clara County residents that mental health services are available for immigrants. Everyone is encouraged to seek the needed healthcare regardless of status. Multi-language:MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS – English |
MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS – Vietnamese |
MENTAL HEALTH GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS – Spanish |
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Accessing COVID-19 Testing and Treatment – Tips for Uninsured and Undocumented CA Immigrants

COVID-19 testing, examination and treatment count as emergency services and are FREE of charge under Medi-Cal, regardless of income or immigration status. Emergency Services are not counted as Public Charge. Californians who are uninsured, regardless of income or immigration status, can call 877-409-9052 to get information and get help enrolling in Medi-Cal in their own language. Key Words: Health Care, Multi-language: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Korean | Arabic |

Medical Assistance Programs for Immigrants in Various States

6/21 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 “qualified” status for five years or longer. Refugees and other “humanitarian”? immigrants, veterans, active duty
military and their spouses and children, and certain other immigrants can get Medicaid or CHIP without a
five-year waiting period.
This table describes state policies for providing health coverage to additional groups of immigrants,
under federal options to cover lawfully residing children and pregnant women, regardless of their date of
entry into the U.S., or to provide prenatal care to women regardless of status, using CHIP funds. It also
describes immigrant coverage under programs using exclusively state funds.*

Multi-language Coronavirus Stay Safe Videos

Stay safe with true information
There is a lot of information about COVID-19. Do you know what is true and what is not true? USAHello has information from sources we can trust. Watch our videos about coronavirus myths. Learn about coronavirus scams so you can stay safe. Multi-language:
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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 with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status.
Regularly updated national and state by state resource guides plus where to get legal help and DACA renewal.
Multi-lingual: Spanish
Key Words: COVID-19, health, financial, mental health, education

CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immigrant Communities Guidance on Public Charge

The CDPH is focused on ensuring all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment. For families that are concerned about the “public charge” rule, immigration officials have confirmed that they will neither consider testing, treatment, nor preventative care related to COVID-19 as part of a public charge inadmissibility determination, even if provided or paid for by one or more public benefits considered under the rule including Medi-Cal. Key Words:
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Listos Safety Tips for Public Health Emergencies like COVID-19

Listos California helps individuals, families and communities prepare for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods. We also help Californians respond to COVID-19. When we all do our part, we keep more people safe.
Everyone in California is now required to stay home except to get food, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. This is our best defense to protect you and your community. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance from other people. Please listen to public health officials for updates. Multi-language:
Spanish

Coronavirus Information in Indigenous Languages, Dialects, and Spanish

These resources were gathered by the Rural Women’s Health Project, with thanks to Evelyn Moraga in Guatemala, Dr. Laura Gonzalez at the University of Florida, her colleagues at CEPIADET in Oaxaca Mexico and CIELO in Los Angeles.
Posters, Fact Sheets, audio and video materials in numerous indigenous languages. We are committed to getting these materials out to all of those residing in the U.S., no matter their country of origin or mother language. If you have materials to be added to this list, please contact us at: rwhp@cafl.com. Multi-language

Respond Crisis Translators Network

Amidst the pandemic, our volunteers are mobilizing around the clock to translate in hospitals, detention centers, and anywhere else where language support is needed. If you need help, please let us know and we will be touch ASAP.
We are a network of volunteer translators providing compassionate, effective, and trauma-informed interpretation and translation services for migrants, refugees, anyone experiencing language barriers, Key Word: COVID-19
Multi-language: Spanish |
French |
Kreyòl Ayisyen |
Dari |
Russian |
Ukrainian |
Pashto |
Key Words: SCC Language Access, interprete

Women’s Magazine -ASIAN AMERICAN FEMINIST ANTIBODIES{care in the time of coronavirus}

With the COVID-19 pandemic neither behind us or solely ahead of us, this zine offers a way to make meaning of the coronavirus crisis through long-standing practices of care that come out of Asian American histories and politics. We bring together first-hand accounts and analyses from our communities, including health and service workers and caregivers on the frontlines, students, people living with chronic illness, journalists, and organizers. Together, this collection of stories, essays, and artwork shows how we experience, resist, and grapple with a viral outbreak that has been racialized as Asian, is spoken of in the language of contagion and invasion, and reveals the places where our collective social safety net is particularly threadbare. Key Words: Ethnic Media, collaborative

Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19

If you feel sick, with symptoms of fever and dry cough, do not be afraid to seek medical assistance and call a doctor first. CDC Guide in Spanish Spanish. Although undocumented people are usually not eligible for health insurance, even through ACA, we can still receive health care through free/low-cost clinics that serve the uninsured. Undocumented people are welcome and will not be turned away from free/low-cost clinics. Multi-language. Key Words:

NILC FAQ: Eligibility for Assistance Based on Immigration Status

5/27/21 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed several emergency measures that provide
assistance to struggling individuals and families. This table provides information about immigrants’ eligibility for these programs in addition to potential implications for public charge determinations.
(USCIS recently posted an alert clarifying that it will not consider testing, treatment, or preventive care related to COVID-19 in a public charge inadmissibility determination. Key Words: Pandemic

You have Rights to Protect Your Health – Going to the Doctor

2/20 You can still get health care without insurance. This includes emergency room care, community health centers, migrant health centers, free clinics, and public hospitals. You have options.Doctors and nurses care about your health, not your immigration status. Patients can seek care with confidence that their personal information is private. Immigration agencies also have a policy of avoiding enforcement actions in health care facilities like hospitals, health clinics, urgent care and doctors’ offices. Key Words: #Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF), KYR, Know Your Rights, Public Charge

CA Department of Health Multi-language COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

Coronavirus updates, alerts, statistics, tips and guidance from the CA Dept of Public Health . Multi-language links to: Spanish
Arabic, Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi (Persian), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Key Words: pandemic flu, COVID-19, GOVERNMENT

MediCal Expansion Covers Young Adults

1/1/2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26 and immigration status does not matter. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply. Key Words: Health, undocumented Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions
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Tarjimly Translation App

Realtime Translators for Refugees. Anytime. Anywhere. Fast. Free Over 9000 Vetted volunteer translators in 80+ languages. NGOs and nonprofits around the world use Tarjimly to effectively communicate with the people they’re trying to help. Where machine translation has failed them, Tarjimly is solving a major problem for these organizations by mobilizing the world’s bilingual speakers. Key Words: Language Access

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 on Coronavirus and updated Public Charge policies.
Ongoing information on available services throughout the state for Immigrants seeking help with English language learning, workforce skill development, naturalization preparation or legal assistance, Key Words: Directory, citizenship, ESL Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian)

Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota is a national 501(c)(4) civic engagement organization that advocates on social and economic issues that impact the Latino community, from immigration to workers rights.
Since our founding, Mi Familia Vota has integrated local organizing, leadership development, advocacy and building broad community partnerships with our voter engagement work; focusing on local,state and federal elections. Comprehensive immigration reform, education, healthcare, workers’ rights, climate change and the environment, and voter rights have been the core issues at the heart of our work, locally and nationally. Offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words:

ILRC Family Preparedness Plan for Immigrants (English-Spanish-Chinese)

Every family should have a Preparedness Plan in case of disruption of their routines for any reason. The dramatic expansion of ICE activities makes it even more important that immigrants consider the potential impact that detainment or deportation would have on their families. ILRC (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) has prepared this packet with information, forms, and additional information for families that include immigrants. Spanish | Chinese |

Mountain View Spanish Language Leadership Academy

Since 2017,  the City has hosted the Spanish Language Leadership Academy. Each session is led by staff from City departments and includes information on each department’s core service function, major activities, programs and project overview. The program also features interactive exercises and group discussion.  It is designed to embrace local diversity and increase awareness of city functions, services, activities and local issues to prepare citizens for local leadership, volunteerism and involvement in the community.  For more information, Nancy Ducos can be reached at 650-903-6145 or nancy.ducos@mountainview.gov.

 

Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, Inc. (VIVO)

COVID-19 Update:
Coronavirus emergency relief information in Vietnamese

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VIVO is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing services to over 100,000 residents in Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties in Northern California. Our bilingual/bi-cultural services include: Senior Program, Youth & Family Programs, Health Education, English-as-a-Second Language, Computer Skills Training, Employment Placement, Citizenship Classes, Community Advocacy and more. Key Words: ESL, Asian, CBO, , API Offices in San Jose and Stockton, CA Multi-Language: Vietnamese

Gardner Health Services

COVID-19 Update: Gardner Health Services continues offering free vaccinations and COVID-19 tests to the East San Jose community. For more information or to schedule an appointment call them at (408) 457-7100 or find your nearest clinic. Gardner serves patients independent of immigration status and all information is safeguarded.
Comprehensive health care, including prevention, education, early intervention, treatment and advocacy services which are affordable, respectful, culturally, linguistically and age appropriate – especially the disenfranchised, disadvantaged and most vulnerable members. 9 branches throughout Santa Clara County. Key Words: Healthcare, Covered CA enrollment asst, Medical, Dental, Women, Children, Optometry, pediatrics, Mental Health, Pharmacy, SCC, CORONAVIRUS, Undocumented
Multi-Language: Spanish, Vietnamese

CA Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) are state tax credits for working Californians. If you qualify, you may see a reduced tax bill or a bigger refund.   No Social Security number? No problem!  Taxpayers with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) are eligible for the CalEITC and the YCTC  Spanish      Vietnamese   Chinese    Korean    Arabic    Tagalog

Resources for the Hindu American community

Specifically tailored to the issues the Hindu American community may face with regard to religious freedom in schools, workplace, the justice system, housing, Also information on Hate Crimes, Temple security, COVID-19 issues, and basic, introductory information regarding rights, responsibilities and duties as citizens or legal residents of the U.S.
Hindu Holidays
Key Words: KYR, Know Your Rights, Indian

CuidadoDeSalud.gov

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled CuidadodeSalud.gov, the first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. Multi-language: Spanish
Key Words: Latino, Insurance,