Contra Costa County is a welcoming county for refugees, immigrants, and all community members.

Immigration

Afghan Community Members Resettling In Contra Costa

We encourage community members to apply for and receive benefits for which they and their family members may be eligible. Even though not every program may be available due to eligibility factors, there are still many resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families as they are on a path to self-sufficiency.

State of California Resources and Information

Afghan Arrival Response (ca.gov)

CHHS Departments Support Afghan Arrivals – California Health and Human Services

Afghan Coalition

U.S. Representatives in Contra Costa County

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

  • Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-2095
  • Richmond Office Phone: (510) 620-1000
  • Walnut Creek Office Phone: (925) 933-2660

Congressman Jerry McNerney

  • Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-1947
  • Antioch Office Phone: (925) 754-0716

Congressman Eric Swallwell

  • Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-5065
  • Castro Valley Office Phone (925) 370-3322

Congressman Mike Thompson

  • Washington, DC Office Phone: (202) 225-3311
  • Vallejo District Office Phone: (707) 645-1888

Scroll to bottom of page to see additional immigration resources.

DACA Update

On July 16, 2021, a Federal judge blocked the approval of new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This does not affect current DACA recipients and renewal applicants for now.

ILRC Community Alert – DACA Update

Public Charge

Immigration & Public Charge Update (April 2021): ENG | ESP | TAG | FAR | KOR

DHS Secretary Statement on the 2019 Public Charge Rule

Immigration Legal Resource Center Explains the End to Public Charge Rule

Resources

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
www.apilegaloutreach.org

Bay Area Legal Aid
www.baylegal.org

California Health and Human Services Agency Public Charge Guide
https://www.chhs.ca.gov/blog/2019/10/23/update-chhs-public-charge-guide

Catholic Charities
www.cceb.org

Immigrant Legal Resource Center
www.ilrc.org

Immigration Advocates
www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/

Keep Your Benefits
https://www.keepyourbenefitsca.org

Tus Beneficios Públicos
http://tusbeneficiospublicos.org

LawHelpCA.org
www.lawhelpca.org/issues/immigration

Protecting Immigrant Families
protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/know-your-rights/

Stand Together Contra Costa
www.standtogethercontracosta.org

** Inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement of its services, nor does exclusion reflect on any agency’s contribution to the community.