Posted: November 18, 2019
Public Charge Resources
Click HERE for CCALAC’s Public Charge Resources library.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
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.
- 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
CPCA leads an Outreach & Communications Workgroup under the CA-PIF efforts – they have 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.
- The Healthcare System & COVID-19 for California Immigrants
- California Immigrants & COVID-19
- Advocate for Yourself & Your Right to Health
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.
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.