Call the Immigrant Assistance Line

A toll-free information and referral phone line, available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to refer community members to services from CHIRLA and partner organizations. Hablamos Español.

Meeting the Needs of Our Community

Immigrants need quality, reliable information to better integrate into our communities and achieve their goals.

CHIRLA’s community education team crafts presentations and materials and uses well established networks to distribute them, helping immigrants understand and take advantage of our advocacy wins:

  • Understand their labor, civil and human rights
  • Make use of policies/programs that benefit them and prepare for any changes
  • Empower themselves for civic action

We provide free information, seminars, presentations, and workshops on:

  • Coalition building
  • Immigration law and local, state policies
  • Access to healthcare and public charge
  • Access to education pre-k to college
  • Financial access and literacy
  • Voting and Civic Engagement
  • Workers’ Rights
  • Community Public Safety
  • Consumer Protection
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Our Tools

The Immigrant Assistance Line

A toll-free information and referral phone line, available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to refer community members to services from CHIRLA and partner organizations. Hablamos Español.

Referral specialists

Experts in community assets who answer questions from the immigrant assistant line as well as from walk-in clients.

Workshops

In-person presentations at community forums, seminars, conferences, and student/parent meetings to help community members learn more about:

  • Know-your-rights and family plans
  • Health care for all
  • DACA
  • AB60 drivers’ licenses
  • Citizenship process
  • Financial literacy
  • Public charge
  • Resources during COVID-19
  • Workers rights, including wage theft and minimum wage ordinances
  • Fraud in immigration legal services
  • Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants program
  • DACA updates

Printed and digital materials

Flyers, brochures, booklets, and fact sheets on the above topics.

Social Media

CHIRLA En Tu Casa: A Facebook livestream space that allows Spanish-speaking community members to get informed about COVID-19, the DACA fight, immigrant detention, and other issues that affect them. The format is a live community “charla” that allows for questions from the audience. New episodes go up on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on our Facebook page.

Our Videos

Know Your Rights / Conoce to Tus Derechos

A short trilogy of stories that dramatizes know your rights when facing immigration and the police in your community and workplace. 

America; I Too

A short CHIRLA film that dramatizes “Know-Your-Rights” series that dramatizes detention centers.

America’s Family

The newest film by CHIRLA in the “Know-Your-Rights” series. This feature film tells the story of five members of a family torn by deportation, and the ways they pull together to heal after a raid upends their lives (IN PRODUCTION). Click below to donate to help us complete this film.

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Community Presentations

To request a community presentation or training on these issues or other new developments, please fill out the form. Please be sure to give our representatives a two week advance notice for presentations.

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