On January 9, 2018, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an important ruling on the termination of the DACA program.  The court granted plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction, putting the rescission of the DACA program on hold until a final determination is made in the case.  The court ordered USCIS to resume accepting DACA renewal applications.  This resource provides a legal summary of issues that were decided and what they mean moving forward.

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This fact sheet provides basic information for transgender immigrants in the U.S. regarding some of the most common problems.

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 In an effort to integrate immigrants, California has developed innovative services that help immigrants become part of the social, economic and civic fabric of our state. This guide features services that help immigrants thrive and succeed in their paths towards integration.

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The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure that people – including unauthorized immigrants – pay taxes even if they do not have a Social Security number and regardless of their immigration status.

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A FOIA request can be an invaluable tool in immigration law to help an immigrant and her representative. This guide details how to complete a FOIA request for USCIS, ICE, OBIM, and CBP.  It provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete Form G-639 and also also includes tips about alternatives to Form G-639, such as online submission options.

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By Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and National Immigration Law Center (NILC).

 

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In light of increased scrutiny of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) state court predicate orders by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, advocates are advised to include a brief summary of the factual basis supporting the eligibility findings for SIJS within the state court predicate order.

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The Child  Tax Credit (CTC) alone lifts 1.5 million children out of poverty every year and alleviates poverty’s impact for millions more. This NILC factsheet explores the effects of children in immigrant families losing CTC.

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This Practice Advisory is designed to assist attorneys in determining whether individuals seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals might be eligible for immigration benefits.

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DACA recipients and their families, including those who are undocumented, have health care options. The California Immigrant Policy Center has prepared this short information sheet to explain the health care benefits available in California for DACA recipients

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The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. Assistance available regardless of immigration status. 

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Provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.

Available if at least one household member is a U.S. citizen or a “qualified” immigrant. For example, undocumented individuals can apply on behalf of a minor child who is a citizen and has a social security number. FEMA can provide information about obtaining a social security number for a minor child. The minor child must live with the parent/guardian applying on his/her behalf.

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Major benefit programs tend to be more flexible about requiring documentation immediately after a disaster – but may require applicants to declare that they have an eligible status – so applicants need to be careful.

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Information on how to replace identification, birth, marriage and death certificates, etc. Guide to insurance legal rights, claim guidance and more.

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Several local officials have made public statements to make clear that these shelters are open to everyone regardless of immigration status. Several local officials have made public statements to make clear that these shelters are open to everyone regardless of immigration status.

 

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This list of organizations throughout California provide DACA renewal assistance and/or assistance with USCIS DACA renewal filing fees. 

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The recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, Ramirez v. Brown, provides an opportunity for certain people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to apply to adjust status. This ILRC advisory explains the implications of the Ramirez decision, with examples to illustrate.

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This infographic is a visual flowchart to help community members and DACA recipients understand if they are eligible to renew their DACA now and what they need to know. Each of the infographic’s bulletpoints includes a hyperlink to more information.

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This recording highlights what phasing out and ending DACA means for current and pending DACA applicants, what clients can and should do now, and how to get support advocacy moving forward.

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The Hill-Snowdon Foundation, General Service Foundation, Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation, the Whitman Institute and our other partners are pleased to announce the 2nd round of the Defending the Dream Fund. 

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A Guide for K-12 Educators and After-School Providers Ensuring refugee and immigrant students and their families feel welcome and accepted in their school environments is not only foundational for their academic success, but their longer-term economic and social success, as well. 

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Detention and deportation can have a huge impact on a family’s finances. What happens to a car, apartment, or money in a checking account?

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This report is a joint project between the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and FWD.us to assess the impact of United States immigration policy on the domestic fashion industry and recommend policy changes to promote industry growth and protect workers, designers, and companies.

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If you are a teacher who has a curriculum for studies in immigration, immigration stories, and or intergenerational interviews, Made in America invites you to share some of your best practices and access others' ideas.

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ISPU in now accepting applications for inaugural Young Scholar Award for Outstanding Research on American Muslims.

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ProPublica is launching a new interactive project, the Documenting Hate News Index, that shows just how ubiquitous hate incidents really are.

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ALLIES (the Alliance for Language Learners’ Integration, Education and Success) presents this white paper as a result of its focus on the systems and services that support adult English learners.

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After conducting extensive research, analyzing the data, and creating a set of practical recommendations, ISPU has been traveling across the country sharing our findings directly with mosque leaders, volunteers, and attendees via a two-hour interactive workshop.

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This practice advisory outlines some suggestions and resources for immigration advocates working with law enforcement agencies to obtain law enforcement certification for U Visa applicants.

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“We are excited about the many ways our partners and their communities can support this year’s Immigrant Heritage Month. Please join us on social media today. Share. Like. Snap. Gram. Tweet. Celebrate. Use the toolkit below to get started!”

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County's Immigration Legal Services division produced these Know Your Rights videos to help educate the community. 

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County's Immigration Legal Services division produced these Know Your Rights videos to help educate the community. Learn mo...

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How To Be An Ally To Muslim Women & Truly Embrace Intersectional Feminism Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images By Noor Al-Sibai 4 hours ago In Donald Trump's America, few groups are as demonized as Muslims — and women worldwide are always oppressed based on their gender.

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In California, CASA volunteers, “represent the best interests of the children involved, and consider the best interests of the family.” 2 Therefore these FAQs are written from that perspective, in order to help CASA volunteers in California advocate for children and youth affected by immigration law and policy. If you have a special immigration related question, you can contact attorneys at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) by emailing them at: aod@ilrc.org. Let them know you are a CASA!

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President Trump has promised to deport up to 3 million people this year. To do so, ICE typically must detain them first. But with the system already at capacity

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Videos that explain the Executive Orders and recent federal court decisions to "normal people."

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This information sheet provides important updates to community members about the status of DACA, what steps to take to be informed about their legal options, and summarizes basic constitutional rights of everyone regardless of immigration status.

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San Jose's plan for civic, economic, linguistic and social integration 2016-2019.

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Training video for Interpreters for SF Asylum Office Interview.

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