LEGAL ASSISTANCE

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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

  • Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Please refer to this page for assistance.
    • DRAI assistance for Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Tuolomne, and Mariposa counties please visit California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation  crlaf.orf/drai  or leave a voicemail at (877) 557-0521.
    • DRAI assistance in Los Angeles and Orange Counties – Please call (213) 241-8880 or visit https://advancingjustice-la.org/drai.
      • Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese): (213) 241-8872
      • Khmer: (213) 241-8877
      • Korean: (213) 241-8873
      • Tagalog: (213) 241-8874
      • Thai: (213) 241-8875
      • Vietnamese: (213) 241-8876
      • English/Other: (213) 241-8880
      • Spanish: (213) 315-2659 or (213) 201-8700
  • California’s Resilience Roadmap – This document provide guidance for reopening the economy and published guidelines for many industries.
  • California’s Coronavirus Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Program – This website provides guidance regarding one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status.
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) – EOIR has created a webpage to provide access to information about its operations during the pandemic. It also recommends that practitioners follow EOIR on Twitter (@DOJ_EOIR) and Facebook for up-to-date information.
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – USCIS has a website that provides the latest updates on its response to COVID-19.
    • For the latest information on the office closure status of individual offices, check USCIS’s office closures page.
    • While certain offices are temporarily closed, USCIS continues to provide limited emergency in-person services. Please call the USCIS Contact Center for assistance with emergency services.
  • ILRC’s Practice Alert: Temporary Changes to USCIS in Response to COVID-19 (May 4, 2020) – The practice alert will be updated as further changes occur.
  • ILRC’s Practice Alert: State and Local COVID-19 Emergency Funds and Public Charge (June 5, 2020)  – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic of the past several months, Congress has taken some important steps to provide federal assistance to people who are struggling economically because of job loss or other related financial hardship. However, the federal COVID-19 relief programs created so far leave out many low-income people, among them immigrants, from key forms of assistance. Fortunately, some states and localities across the country have stepped up to fill some of these significant gaps. Many immigrant community members are concerned about the public charge implications of accessing these programs. This practice alert analyzes the potential public charge consequences of accessing state and local COVID-19 emergency funds and lays out arguments for why the programs should not cause negative public charge effects.
  • State of California Emergency Food and Food Benefits 

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