Contra Costa County is committed to being a welcoming county for refugees, immigrants, and all members of our community.
Permanent Blocking of Public Charge Rule
March 9, 2021 Update: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) public charge rule under the previous administration was permanently blocked. This final federal court ruling restores the United States’ longstanding public charge policy.
If you need legal guidance related to immigration, we encourage you to seek guidance from a reputable immigration service provider or an attorney. Below is a partial list** of resources that may be helpful.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Bay Area Legal Aid
California Health and Human Services Agency Public Charge Guide
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Keep Your Benefits
Tus Beneficios Públicos
Protecting Immigrant Families
Stand Together Contra Costa
** Inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement of its services, nor does exclusion reflect on any agency’s contribution to the community.