The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. However, the program could be terminated at any time, so it is important to stay up to date.
Family Preparedness Planning
Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status.
Immigration Resources for Schools
As a trusted institution in immigrant families’ lives, schools can play a critical role in ensuring immigrant families have access to important information and resources.
DACA Renewals and California Driver’s Licenses
This advisory explains how USCIS delays in processing DACA renewal requests can impact California driver’s licenses and what steps individuals can take to obtain a valid driver’s license while they wait for their DACA renewal and once they have received their renewal.
It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.
- Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now
- Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now (Spanish)
- Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now (Chinese)
Unaccompanied Minors & The New Executive Orders
The Republican Administration has already issued multiple immigration-related Executive Orders and implementing memoranda. These orders and memoranda touch on nearly all areas of immigration enforcement, including the treatment of immigrant children. In this resource, we address possible ways that UACs may be affected by these sweeping changes. Keep in mind that we do not know how these policies will play out in practice, and there will likely be legal and advocacy challenges to their implementation.
Rights of Lawful Permanent Residents
Permanent residents continue to have all the same rights. This one-pager provides information on your rights as well as things to keep in mind if you want to travel outside the United States, have been convicted of a crime, or are eligible to naturalize to become a U.S. citizen.
Marijuana Use and Possession for Noncitizens
These flyers inform community members of the fact that it is very dangerous for any noncitizen, including a permanent resident, to discuss marijuana use with any official. This is true even if the person used marijuana in their own home and it was legal under the law of their state (because of medical or legalized marijuana state laws). Get legal counsel and get informed!
Considerations for LGBTQ Immigrants
LGBTQ immigrants enjoy the same rights under immigration law as all other non-citizens. However, there are some areas where LGBTQ immigrants might face unique challenges. This resource is an outline of some special considerations for LGBTQ immigrants.