Public Charge Safe to Use List
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (May 24, 2021)
This handout lists some of the most common public benefits programs that do not count for public charge and are safe to use, regardless of one’s immigration status.
This guide provides an exhaustive list of over 50 strategies for educators in schools and early childhood programs to establish responsive environments for immigrant children and their families. Each strategy covers why it is important, how to get started, recommended resources and videos, and examples from the field.
This comprehensive list provided by the Immigration Learning Center includes a variety of resources in different categories that could be useful to immigrants, parents, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Women’s Refugee Commission, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Justice in Motion, and the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP formed a court-appointed Steering Committee as a result of the Ms. L v. ICE class action lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 2018 to try and halt the separation of parents and children as they arrived in the United States. The Steering Committee is still attempting to locate parents that were separated from their children. This flyer provides a toll-free number for parents to call in an attempt to reunite families.
Direct and financial disaster assistance could be provided to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified undocumented immigrants. This assistance is provided by FEMA and the state, territory or tribal government. Disaster assistance could involve money for temporary rental support, personal property loss, home repairs, and other costs that are not covered by insurance or other means.
This webpage provides various resources to assist in responding to large-scale immigration enforcement actions and raids.View Webpage
CLASP has released a guide to creating “safe space” policies for early childhood programs. Safe-space policies safeguard programs against immigration enforcement actions and protect families’ safety and privacy. In this guide, advocates, providers, and policymakers will find information about developing and implementing safe-space policies, sample policy text that can be adapted by individual early childhood programs, and a list of key resources for providers and parents.Read More