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

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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. On September 30, 2021, the United States Congress passed a new law expanding federal benefit eligibility for Afghans who are granted humanitarian parole during a designated time period. 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 (

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


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

Catholic Charities

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigration Advocates

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.