- 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.
- California Primary Care Association: COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants
- California Department of Health Care Services – COVID-19 Presumptive Eligibility Program Application Step-by-Step Guide – California aims to ensure health care coverage for COVID-19 for its residents, regardless of immigration status. For individuals who must rely on public benefits, such as Medi-Cal, emergency services for non-citizens are not considered in a determination of public charge. Given the current public health emergency, COVID-19 testing, evaluation and treatment services are being deemed as emergency services under Medi-Cal. Deeming COVID-19 testing and related treatment services as an emergency will entitle all Medi-Cal beneficiaries, regardless of their scope of coverage under Medi-Cal or their documentation status, to receive all medically necessary inpatient or outpatient services related to a COVID-19 diagnosis. Please note emergency services are provided at no cost to enrolled Medi-Cal beneficiaries. More information on the COVID-19 Presumptive Eligibility Program.
- Informed Immigrant: A Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 20, 2020)
- Listos California: COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians
- National Immigration Law Center has summarized information about access to healthcare for immigrants and their families.
LEGAL SERVICES RESOURCES
- Brennan Center for Justice: Courts’ Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis – The Brennan Center for Justice has published a spreadsheet about the various standards that developed in all jurisdictions, state and federal, in response to the pandemic.
- Map of California Department of Social Services funded immigration service providers in California
- New Americans Campaign (NAC): Remote Naturalization Services – NAC has summarized ways to promote remote assistance to naturalization applicants so that they can complete applications at home.
- New Americans Campaign (NAC): Transitioning Your Naturalization Program to Remote Services: On April 6 and 7, 2020, ILRC led two 90-minute interactive best practices sharing conversations for NAC partners. The top areas of discussion on the calls centered around securely sharing documents and gathering signatures, assisting applicants with low tech-literacy or without access to technology, recommendations of technology platforms for staff including Citizenshipworks, virtual citizenship workshops, and using volunteers remotely.
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
- California’s Guidance for Office Workspaces
- California’s Checklist for Office Workspaces
- The Management Center: How to Scenario Plan for COVID-19: Scenario planning is the process of constructing narratives about what the future might look like, and considering what you might do if that future comes to pass.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association COVID-19 Resource Center
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander in-language resources on COVID-19
- California Immigrant Policy Center – COVID-19 Resource Guide for Immigrants in California (March 2020)
- California Legal Research: COVID-19 Payroll Protection Program Guide
- Comm/Unity messaging for immigrant rights during COVID-19: (English, Spanish)
- Legal Aid at Work COVID-19 employment resources (English, Spanish, Chinese)
- Insurance Commissioner Lara’s Alert about Workers’ Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits Regardless of Citizenship or Immigration Status (April 6, 2020)
- National Immigration Law Center, National Employment Law Project, and Occupational Safety and Health Law Project: FAQ: Immigrant Workers’ Rights and COVID-19 – A Resource for Workers and Their Advocates
- ILRC: Temporary Changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Response to COVID-19