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OIR works with a variety of community based agencies and service providers in Santa Clara County. It funds, convenes and dialogues with service providers on a regular basis regarding trends, resources, and community issues. Here we outline a list of reports, research, links and referral websites - about immigrants in Santa Clara County, California, and other parts of the U.S.​ Please take a moment to explore the links, referrals, and resources we have complied.

Research, Trainings & Studies on Immigrant Communities:

  • The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is a non-partisan, non-profit statewide organization founded in 1996. The Policy Center seeks to inform public debate and policy decisions on issues affecting the state’s immigrants and their families in order to improve the quality of life for all Californians.

Immigrant Human Rights, Services, General Information, and Advocacy:

  • is a unique County funded website listing all ESL and citizenship classes in Santa Clara County, as well local, state, national resources and current events.
  • Santa Clara County also funds an immigrant hotline in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
  • Non-Legal Trusted Resources
  • 211 Santa Clara County is a program of United Way Silicon Valley. It is a free multilingual recourse, free dialing code provided to county residents in order to access non-emergency community, health and disaster preparedness information.
  • Ready California is a cross-sector collaborative effort of legal services providers, community-based organizations, unions, faith-based organizing groups, ethnic media, foreign consulates, and more. The purpose of Ready California is to support California not-for-profit institutions and organizations to ensure the maximum number of eligible Californians benefit from DACA and DAPA.
  • The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights.
  • Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) supports DACA students in realizing their academic and career goals and actively contributing to society.

  • United We Dream is a network of youth-led immigrant organizations around the country. They strive to achieve equal access to higher education for all people, regardless of immigration status.
  • The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them.
  • The National Immigration Project is a national non-profit that provides legal assistance and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and advocates working to advance the rights of noncitizens.
  • The American Immigration Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization based in Washington D.C. Their legal, education, policy and exchange programs work to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how Americans think and act towards immigration now and in the future.
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.
  • iAmerica is a source of empowerment for American immigrant families of all walks of life, providing the tools and support to be informed, inspire change and impact America’s future.
  • Administrative Relief Resource Center is a website designed specifically to provide up-to-date information about the Administrative Relief on immigration (DACA + DAPA).
  • National Immigration Forum is a national advocacy and research organization providing essential information regarding a wide variety of issues affecting immigrants.
  • LGBT Asylum is an informational brochure with legal resources for LGBTQ immigrants in need of asylum, created by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. For more information about a variety of local resources for LGBTQ immigrants check the Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs' referrals page here
  • LGBT Asylum-Spanish version of an informational brochure with legal resources for LGBTQ immigrants in need of asylum.
  • Courses for Refugees is a part of a larger White House private sector engagement initiative. It's an online learning institute for agencies with 50 or more refugees.
  • Housing for Refugees Resource Guide is prepared by California Refugee Programs Bureau and includes County-by-County information.
  • Affordable Housing in Santa Clara County is a resource list of affordable rental units.
  • Law Help CA provides legal resources for families and children, consumers and small claims, housing, protection from abuse, public benefits, seniors, employment, disability and immigration issues.

National Immigration Law Centers & Organizations:

  • The National Immigration Law Center engages in policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy, to achieve its vision.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
  • Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association. The Commission directs the Association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States.
Last updated: 7/5/2017 2:01 PM