Resources for immigrant families’ access to health care and economic well-being. Several local, regional and national resources exist to help.

Support immigrant and refugee communities

World Relief Sacramento (Vanassa Hamra)

Programs support a refugee and immigrant’s journey every step of the way: from arrival, to job assistance, to English language learning to after school tutoring and mentoring.
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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Instability in Afghanistan is putting the lives of thousands of civilians at risk. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Give today in support of the housing fundraiser for Afghan SIV evacuees across Northern California and visit the Amazon wish list to support incoming Afghan evacuees.
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Consulado General de México en Sacramento

The consulate of Mexico is providing the Spanish speaking community with information regarding COVID-19 via their website, newsletter and apps for smartphones.

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Recursos e información para la comunidad

MiConsulmex App (PDF)

United Latinos

United Latinos has been offering resources, including food drops and getting internet and computers to youth and families left out in school distributions, and important bilingual COVID-19 information. 

Visit United Latinos’ Facebook page for the latest information

Visit United Latinos site

California Immigration Policy Center

California Immigration Policy Center (CIPC) is committed to advancing policies to ensure all of our communities — including California’s 11 million immigrants — have health access.

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Immigrants in California (PDF)

The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) helps immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community. IIBA provides high-quality immigration legal services, education, and civic engagement opportunities.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

The California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) and the Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for immigrants have put together information and resources for immigrant communities in the region in both Spanish and English.

This resource document includes information about Immigration Court Hearings and important numbers, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices updates, testing, treatment and health care access for COVID-19, the CARES Act, and food assistance and much more.

Visit CRLAF site for COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 Recursos é Informacion (PDF)

COVID-19 Resources and Information (PDF)

Immigrants Rising

Immigrants Rising has a document listing support services for undocumented communities during COVID-19.

Tangible Support for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 (Google doc)

Protecting Immigrant Families

Protecting Immigrant Families provides information about immigrant eligibility for public programs during COVID-19. It also addresses questions about COVID-19 testing, prevention and treatment for immigrants.

Immigrant eligibility for public programs during COVID-19

Articles and news stories

Recent news stories and columns about undocumented immigrants:

Undocumented immigrants, essential to the U.S. economy, deserve federal help too
The Washington Post, April 13, 2020

Undocument workers among those hit first — and worst — by the coronavirus shutdown
The Washington Post, April 4, 2020, NOTE: Requires a subscription.

Postcard From The Edge: L.A. Street Vendors Who Can’t Stop Working
California Healthline, April 8, 2020

‘We live paycheck to paycheck’: Undocumented workers struggle as economy grinds to a halt
CalMatters site, March 24, 2020

Undocumented U.S. Immigrants and Covid-19
The New England Journal of Medicine, March 27, 2020

COVID-19 And Health (And Death) Disparities, March 17, 2020