Posted: November 18, 2019
BREAKING: On July 16, 2021, a Federal District Court judge in Texas issued a ruling in Texas v. U.S. limiting the DACA program and declaring it unlawful. Effective immediately, the court’s decision prohibits the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from approving any new DACA applications. While new applications will no longer be approved, renewals will continue to move forward. It is also important to note that individuals who currently have DACA will keep their protections, and pending renewal applications will be processed normally. Contact Lily Dorn at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The National Association of Community Health Centers has joined the California Primary Care Association, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, and the Texas Association of Community Health Centers in a statement raising concerns about the ruling. The National Immigration Law Center also released a statement on the ruling here and created an updated action in response to Friday’s ruling requesting Congress take immediate action to provide a pathway for citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants – including thousands of DACA–eligible immigrants whose futures hang in the balance due to the uncertainty surrounding this latest ruling. Click here to email your Member of Congress.
NEW: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Community Alert: DACA Update
The ILRC created a one-pager for partners and community members detailing the latest DACA ruling and how it impacts the DACA community. Click here to access the one-pager. The ILRC will continue to add community-facing materials to the same link so please continue to check back for updates.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- NILC’s DACA Litigation Timeline
- DACA Updates and Links to Resources from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
- USCIS Jan. 13 Announcement Regarding DACA Renewals (includes who can renew, renewal instructions)
- NILC DACA Renewal Applications: What You Need to Know (English & Spanish)
- LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs, DACA Updates
CA PIF Outreach & Communications Workgroup Patient-Facing Materials
The Outreach & Communications Workgroup that CPCA leads under the CA-PIF efforts, has created three community-facing documents to help consumers navigate the health system, prepare for a meeting with an attorney around public charge and information about how to obtain COVID-19 testing and services.Resources are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Korean.
Training Request: Promoting Safe Access to Care for California Immigrants
The California Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Coalition’s Outreach and Communications Workgroup formed an online training request form for partners to request trainings based on their communities’ needs. The overarching message of the trainings is simply that California immigrants and undocumented individuals are eligible to use public services such as COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, WIC, Head Start, Food Banks and more.
Request a training here.
CPCA – “Know Your Rights” Resources
Visit CPCA’s Know Your Rights Immigration Resources page to learn more about how to support you health center in protecting immigrant communities from ICE. Resources include Know Your Rights resources in multiple languages and CPCA’s Immigration toolkit for health centers.
CHIRLA Immigrant Assistance Toll Free Help Line: 888-624-4752
The CHIRLA Community Education team is prepared to answer questions with referral information for patients who may feel sick or may not know what to do. COVID-19 posters with information and CHIRLA’s help line can be downloaded in English and Spanish.
CIPC COVID-19 Resource Guide for Immigrants in California
Click HERE for the California Immigrant and Policy Center’s Resource Guide for Immigrants in California.
Public Charge Resources
Click HERE for CCALAC’s Public Charge Resources library.
Doctors for Immigrants: “Sanctuary Hospital” Project
- Doctorsforimmigrants.com – Policies & actions that hospitals and clinics can take to make their spaces welcoming to immigrant patients.
- “Red Cards” (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
- NILC Know Your Rights Resources
- ILRC Resources Guide
- ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Resources (also in Spanish)
- Informed Immigrant Guide
- California Rapid Response Networks – Contact Info
- CDSS’ One California Supported Legal Resources
Memo on Sponsor Responsibilities
Know Your Rights Resources
- ACLU: We Have Rights videos (multiple videos, all in multiple languages)
- ACLU Know Your Rights Resources
- NILC: Immigration Enforcement at Health Care Facilities
- NILC: Know Your Rights: Everyone Has Certain Basic Rights, No Matter Who Is President (multiple languages)
- NILC: Privacy Protections in Selected Federal Benefits Programs (updated Feb. 2018)
- NILC Resources: When Encountering Law Enforcement
- NILC Resources: Immigration Enforcement (includes Rights Card / Tarjeta de Derechos)
- CHIRLA Know Your Rights Toolkit
Health Center Immigration Policies & Procedures
- CPCA: Health Center Immigration Sample Policies & Procedures
- California AG: Model Policy: Promoting Safe and Secure Access for All
“Sensitive Locations” Guidance and Resources
- ICE Memo Re Sensitive Locations
- ICE Supplemental Guidance Re Sensitive Locations
- ICE Clarification of Existing Practices Related to Certain Health Care Information
- NILC & CLASP, Dept. of Homeland Security’s “Sensitive” Locations Policies
City of Los Angeles
Find an Immigration Attorney
- LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs – Legal Resources
- Ready California Legal Services Directory
- CA Dept. of Social Services Immigration Services Contractors
Immigration attorneys must have a law license, verify it here.