Immigration News

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Eligible Immigrants May Qualify for $500 in COVID-19 Relief What kind of assistance is this? On April 15, 2020, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19 and who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance. Eligible Californians…

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Information about Immigration Service, U.S. Consulate and Immigration Court Closures

Information about Immigration Service, U.S. Consulate and Immigration Court Closures 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Updated March 18, 2020 U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has closed all offices in the U.S. to the public until at least  April 1 due to COVID-19. There is no need to go to a USCIS office in person if you have an interview scheduled during that time. USCIS will send notices to applicants with…

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Scam Alert: OIA will not contact you through robocalls

Scam Alert: OIA will not contact you through robocalls 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Computer hacker with mobile phone smartphone stealing data Scam Alert: OIA will not contact you through robocalls The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) has received reports of a telephone scam targeting consumers. Callers are utilizing illegal “spoofing” techniques to trick consumers into responding. According to reports, the caller is altering the caller ID…

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U.S. Census Bureau currently mailing a test questionnaire which might include citizenship question

U.S. Census Bureau currently mailing a test questionnaire which might include citizenship question 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 In the coming weeks, you might receive a “2019 Census Test” from the U.S. Census Bureau in the mail. This is a legitimate census test from the U.S. Census Bureau, which is being sent to nearly 500,000 random homes across the country between now and Aug. 15. Some recipients will be…

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Know Your Rights During An Immigration Emergency

Know Your Rights During An Immigration Emergency 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

UPDATED July 11, 2019 This weekend the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) and its Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) will open four dedicated help lines to assist residents by answering questions and addressing concerns in the wake of federal plans to step up immigration enforcement action. Southern California callers can…

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