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Additional Resources

In response to COVID-19 

Farm Worker CARE Finance Relief Program/Programa de Alivio Financiero de Farmworker CARE

Fund available for farmworkers and migrants affected by COVID-19. Fund award would be $500 per individual or up to $1,000 per household for immigrants who are ineligible to receive other state or federal benefits. In order to help the farmworker community we ask you to consider the requirements before filling out the form.

Fondo disponible para trabajadores agrícolas y migrantes afectados por COVID-19. Fondo disponible de $ 500 por persona y $ 1,000 por hogar para aquellos inmigrantes que no son elegibles para recibir otros beneficios estatales o federales. Para ayudar a la comunidad de trabajadores agrícolas, le pedimos que considere los requisitos antes de completar el formulario. 

Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years old.
  • Is currently or has worked in the agricultural sector, or be a close relative of someone who works in agriculture.
  • Must reside in North County San Diego.

Requisitos:

  • Debe ser mayor de 18 años.
  • Actualmente está o ha trabajado en el sector agrícola, o ser familiar cercano de alguien que trabaja en la agricultura.
  • Debe vivir en las ciudades del Norte del Condado de San Diego San Diego.

If you believe you/loved one may be eligible please email dreamers@csusm.edu and nlrc@csusm.edu to submit a referral on your behalf.

Si cree que used/ser querido puede ser elegible, envíe un correo electrónico a dreamers@csusm.edu y nlrc@csusm.edu para enviar una referencia en su nombre.

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The United Way is offering emergency assistance to low-wage workers affected by pandemic-related layoffs or reduced working hours to help pay utility bills and housing payments. Complete an application

Grant Application for Financial Assistance

Families continuing to work in essential service fields and those struggling to make ends meet can now apply for funds to help cover the cost of child care and basic needs. Complete an application

Solicitud para Micro-becas de Asistencia Financiera

Las familias que continúan trabajando en servicios esenciales y que sufren con gastos financieros pueden solicitar fondos para ayudar a cubrir el costo del cuidado infantil y necesidades básicas. Pueden applicar aquí
 

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19

Notice of inability to pay rent due to COVID- 19

Click here to download a PDF file. 

Immigration Preparedness Toolkit

Click here to download a PDF file. 

Find food distributions nearby

  • Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877

  • Or call 2-1-1

Criminal and bankruptcy services and consultations

Joanne Sanchez - Attorney

Email:  joanne@jdlaw.law

https://jdlaw.law/joanne-p-sanchez.html

Is able to provide criminal and bankruptcy services and consultations. She is fluent in English and Spanish. 

Lisbette Jacqueline Baltazar - Attorney

Email: liz@jdlaw.law 

https://jdlaw.law/lisbette-j-baltazar.html

Is able to provide free legal consultations for criminal cases to CSUSM students and their families. She is fluent in English and Spanish. 

Alianza Comunitaria

www.alianzacomunitaria.org/

Alianza provides information and resources to immigrants in San Diego, including notifications about immigration checkpoints and sightings of immigration officers in the community.

Alliance San Diego

www.alliancesd.org/

Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization that builds coalitions to promote justice and social change. Through several areas of focus, Alliance mobilizes communities to ensure that all San Diegans reach their full potential. This organization frequently hosts immigration-related presentations and workshops, including information on how to apply for DACA.

American Civil Liberties Union 

www.aclu.org

The ACLU works to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties. Oceanside Offices have very low cost legal consultations once a month. 

Border Angels 

www.borderangels.org

This is a non-profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the U.S.-Mexican border. Border Angels serves the immigrant community in San Diego through migrant outreach programs such as Day Laborer outreach and free legal assistance.

California Western School of Law 

www.cwsl.edu/clp

This program has five clinics throughout San Diego County that provide free legal information to low income individuals in a variety of practice areas. They also provide workshops and presentations with consultations following the workshops and presentations. 

Immigration Law Help 

www.immigrationlawhelp.org

This website acts as a database with names to services that are free or low-cost to undocumented immigrants. In the case that one requires a lawyer, this service allows you to find one. You are able to check by state and even search by detention facility.

Immigration Lawyer Search 

www.ailalawyer.org

This site is a search engine where you can locate immigration lawyers near your area. The page provides both English/Spanish options.

Jewish Family Services of San Diego

http://www.jfssd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_refugee_main 

DACA renewal assistance. This includes legal and financial scholarships. They will help with the application process and cover the fees associated with the application. Call to set an appointment: (858) 637-3245 

Legal Aid Society of San Diego 

https://www.lassd.org/ 

Legal assistance for permanent residents related to immigration, bankruptcy, debt/credit, and housing. Accepting of domestic violence victims, farm workers, human trafficking survivors, people with criminal histories, LGBTQ, and immigrants. 

National Immigration Law Center 

www.nilc.org

This national organization is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. On their website, NILC features a number of immigration-related reports and resources, including information on in-state tuition benefits and state financial aid for undocumented students.

North County Immigration and Citizenship Center

https://www.northcountycitizenship.org/ 

Assistance filing USCIS forms, DACA renewals, family-based petitions, naturalization/citizenship, and T-visas. They also provide citizenship/civics and english as a secondary language classes. 

North County Immigration Task Force

www.facebook.com/760NCITf/

This task force is composed of advocates and community members who are interested in the well being of the immigrant community. They host frequent meetings, presentations, and workshops.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

www.sdvlp.org

This private, non-profit organization provides pro bono civil legal case services to individuals who meet low-income requirements. 

Unitarian Universalist Refugee & Immigrant Services & Education (UURISE) 

www.uurise.org

Low cost immigration legal services. Does not take on deportation cases. Will conduct workshops for community organizations and schools. This organization is dedicated to empower immigrants and refugees by providing direct legal services. UURISE offers assistance with naturalization applications, DACA, legal counseling and representation, and more.

United We Dream

www.unitedwedream.org/ 

United We Dream (UWD) is an immigrant youth-led national organization. They provide information and resources regarding DACA, know your rights, deportation defense, health, and much more.