Please follow these links for COVID-19 related resources and information translated into different languages:
Immigrants Rising is committed to serving undocumented communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They put together this list of resources to help undocumented immigrants navigate the crisis.
Recursos para inmigrantes sobre COVID-19 en español—utilice este enlace
Addressing Fear and Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Explore The Conversation’s 10 Reasons Why Not to Panic to learn how we can collectively contain and defeat the Coronavirus
- Check out these tips from the Center for Disease Control on Managing Anxiety & Stress during infectious disease outbreaks
- Learn about SAMHSA counseling services available to you through their Disaster Distress Helpline and Response Mobile App
- Check out this guide for parents and caregivers to help families cope from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Care for yourself and loved ones with the Informed Immigrant’s Mental Health Toolkit
Health Access & Guidance Regarding Covid-19
- USCIS has confirmed that the Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. USCIS Alert
- United We Dream published a list of state-specific health care resources for undocumented folks and a great video about how to make your own hand sanitizer.
- Free Clinic Directory has nationwide resources for uninsured people to connect with affordable and free health clinics in their area.
- One Degree provides connections to health resources throughout California
- Department of Public Health has FAQs in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Japanese: wash hands, social distancing, extra caution for elderly/pregnant/those with underlying conditions. (Other languages also available)
- Undocumented people still qualify for Emergency Medi-Cal
There are currently no home test kits for COVID-19. Avoid any suspected scams.
Federal Government Updates
- Effective March 21, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and after. Click here for more information.
- Effective March 18, USCIS is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers until April 1st. However, USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. In the meantime, please call the USCIS Contact Center for assistance with emergency immigration-related services.
- Effective March 18, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will seek to arrest only persons whom they believe are “public safety risks” and certain individuals with criminal backgrounds.For all others, ICE will exercise discretion to delay arrests until after the public health crisis diminishes or utilize alternatives. See the announcement here.
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