During the COVID-19 pandemic, CHIRLA’s offices are closed to the public in accordance with county health directives. However, our legal, organizing, and advocacy staff remain on the job.
We provide limited legal services for DACA renewals via a consultation request link posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. For Initial DACA applications, a consultation request link posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. The link remains open until slots for appointments are filled.
If you have non-DACA legal questions, call 213-201-3797 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10 a.m. Legal staff are available first-come, first-served to answer your questions.
Forgotten During COVID: An Assessment of Immigrant Needs in the Pandemic
To respond to the COVID-19 health crisis, and to recognize the contributions of undocumented immigrants to its economy, the state of California, again leading the nation in social justice and equity for its people, in May launched an unprecedented assistance program for immigrants affected by the pandemic. With an allocation of $75 million, the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) program served more than 150,000 undocumented people, disbursing an estimated $500 per household in direct aid.
The member organizations of the California Immigrant Relief Assistance Coalition, as trusted messengers, then administered the program. And we saw a unique opportunity to learn more about the fears and concerns in our community. The result is this report.