COVID-19 has impacted us in many ways. Some of our community members are being laid-off, some are in danger of ICE raids in their homes, some are afraid to seek medical attention others are worried about potential evictions.
Below are some of the resources that Families In Schools has encountered. For immigrant and/or mixed-status families, the virus poses an even greater threat. That is why we have compiled a list of six critical resource areas with links to information and organizations that can speak directly to the needs of undocumented individuals regarding their rights during COVID-19. Read more
Do you believe you need a lawyer? LA County has a list of resources to support, click here for more information.
- CA Employment Development Department FAQs For Those Affected by COVID-19
- Frequently Asked Questions document created by Legal Aid at Work. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese
- Support services for workers and employers affected by COVID-19
- How to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim if your child’s school is closed and you must miss work; if your hours were reduced or if you lost your job due to COVID-19
- How to fill out a Disability Insurance claim – for those that contracted the virus, or have been exposed to it and are quarantined. Video in English and page to fill out the claim.
- LA Job Portal
- LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center; website available in more than 70 languages
- Resources for Californians impacted by job loss due to COVID-19; website available in more than 70 languages
New resources to come
- The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. Templates are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hmong, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
- Fact sheet about undocumented workers rights by Legal Aid at Work in English, Spanish, and Chinese
- List and map of free clinics across the U.S. for the uninsured. See link
- In California, undocumented immigrants are entitled to emergency and pregnancy-related services. Please contact your county human services agency.
- Call CHIRLA at (888) 624-4752 if you have any specific questions about resources available to undocumented workers in your community.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Immigrants in LA County and California, in English and Spanish