- Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth Community
- Bay Area COVID-19- Solicitud de ayuda para la comunidad juvenil migrante -Resource list
- California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) and the Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for Immigrants
COVID Informational Handout in different languages:
What You Need to Know About Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Arabic| Burmese | Chinese| English | French | Kirundi | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese
- Cal Endowment
- Ca gov
- CoronaVirus in Mam
- Information in Mam on health and safety during COVID-19 – by OEA –
- COVID news segment in Mandarin:
- Videos by Spectrum Multicultural Youth Program, Howard Center, and other Burlington community members (Vermont). The UCSF Internal Medicine department residents are leading an initiative to produce videos as well
- From Dr. Janeth Ceballos Osorio, Immigrant Child Health Task Force Co- Chair, AAP KY Chapter- health education podcast in Spanish about COVID-19.
COVID19 AND IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY
- RAICES lawsuit
- ACLU lawsuit
- Healthcare Professionals Petition:
- Here is the link to the open letter
- Petition from Immigrant Defense Advocates
- RAICES #FreeThemAll Campaign
Customs and Border Patrol
- CBP will no longer process any asylum claims or detain migrants crossing the border. They will be immediately returned to the country they entered from. We have not heard of any advocacy efforts on this front. Article here.
- In terms of flying asylum seekers back to Central American countries to seek asylum, Guatemala has refused all flights from the US for this purpose. Guatemala suspends all deportation flights from US over COVID-19
Remain in Mexico Policy (aka MPP):
- There is no relief in sight for those in refugee camps in Mexico. Global Response Management is preparing for the likely spread of covid-19 in the camps. You can donate here.
- COVID-19 At The Border: ‘If One Case Gets Into The Camp, The Entire Camp Will Have It’
- Attached is a really important and useful document especially for our recently arrived newcomers, with SF-specific information on ICE check-ins, court date changes, and recommendations. Spanish and Chinese versions in the public folder.
- Additionally, ICE issued a statement on holding back on their enforcement practices during a pandemic:
- “Consistent with its sensitive locations policy, during the COVID-19 crisis, ICE will not carry out enforcement operations at or near health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities, except in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Individuals should not avoid seeking medical care because they fear civil immigration enforcement.”
- However, communities must remain vigilant for ICE encounters regardless, due to the federal administration’s increased targeting of sanctuary cities. Consider these discussions with families: SF Rapid Response Network (415-200-1548) is up and running, 24hr hotline; Know Your Rights; family preparedness plans. (See ‘Toolkit’)
- Please direct any families who have an appointment with USCIS or an application to submit (e.g. a “green card”) here
- On March 13, 2020, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Mayor Breed issued an Executive Order imposing a temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the novel coronavirus crisis. Guidance can be found at the SF Gov page in multiple languages.
- If you are asking a family member to self-quarantine or not go to work because they are sick, please write a letter for them. Advocate for families to get a letter from their employer if their hours have been reduced or they have been fired because of COVID-19 precautions. The San Francisco Tenants Unionhas a fact sheet and letter template.
- At least in California, everyone, regardless of immigration status, is eligible for testing and treatment of communicable diseases, including coronavirus. Coronavirus testing and treatment is not considered a negative factor in the public charge analysis and testing is entirely free for anyone, regardless of health care coverage status or immigration status. Article here.
- Immigrants Rising and CA Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance released some helpful resource for undocumented folks wanting to know about their rights and access to services and benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic: