Help for immigrant and undocumented communities
Novel coronavirus has elevated the concerns for immigrant families’ access to health care and economic well-being. Several local, regional and national resources exist to help.
The consulate of Mexico is providing the Spanish speaking community with information regarding COVID-19 via their website, newsletter and apps for smartphones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immigrants Rising has a document listing support services for undocumented communities during COVID-19.
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.
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
Forbes.com, March 17, 2020