Resources for Immigrant Children and Families
New immigration and deportation policies have many families worried, and agencies who provide services struggling to keep up. Here are some helpful resources to assist families during these turbulent times. Please note we will update this list periodically.
About the New Immigration Policies:
- Memo from Department of Homeland Security outlining new policies
- New ICE Raids – What Immigrants Need to Know (National Immigration Law Center)
Legal Rights and Resources:
- Know Your Rights (National Immigration Law Center) English and Spanish; sample know-your-rights cards in English and Spanish
- Know your rights, what to do if stopped by police, ICE raids, anti-Muslim discrimination, and more (ACLU)
- Find immigration law help
- Bay Area immigration resources EHSD, Catholic Charities
- CCISCO is starting a Rapid Response Network for people experiencing or at risk of deportation
- Ensuring Opportunity has a list of “Know Your Rights” workshops happening in Contra Costa County
Standing Up for Our Children
Almost half of all kids in Contra Costa County have immigrant parents. As champions for the most vulnerable among us, we wholeheartedly refute policies that cause harm to immigrant families and our community.
Immigrants move to America to make better lives for themselves, and to contribute to our culture and community. That’s the American Dream. Or at least it always has been.
Today’s political climate – with its unsound Executive Orders and inhumane deportation policies – is putting more and more families in harm’s way, especially non-citizens, people of color, and Muslim Americans.
Immigration policies that break families apart threaten young children’s safety, stability, and development. Children should not live in constant fear their parents will be taken away at any moment. Children should not be further traumatized when a loving parent is deported or by policies that promote racial hatred.