Immigrants play an important role in the City of Los Angeles’ social, economic and political fabric. And, like all Angelenos, many of them are worried about the coronavirus pandemic. Below are resources from all levels of government to provide immigrants, regardless of status, answers and information to common questions regarding COVID-19.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
As of June 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed non-emergency in-person services.
Visit the USCIS website for more information on new COVID-19 guidelines for visiting USCIS facilities.
The Public Charge rule will not impact your ability to get access to testing, screening, or treatment of COVID-19. If you experience symptoms that resemble COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), you are encouraged to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any part of a future Public Charge analysis.
Immigration and Federal Court
As of September 21, 2020, Immigration Courts have resumed hearings in non-detained cases. Click here for the operational status of the immigration court(s) near you.
Naturalization Ceremonies have resumed, but services have been altered to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. If USCIS approves your Application for Naturalization, they will contact you to schedule your Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. Click here for more information.
Click here to view coronavirus updates from the California Immigrant Guide.
California Immigrant Resilience Fund
Undocumented Californians are eligible for coronavirus relief payments through a $125 million fund consisting of $75 million in state money and $50 million in philanthropic contributions. Undocumented workers can apply for a one-time payment of $500 per adult or $1,000 per household. For more information, click here.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) Fact Sheets and Brochures are also available in English, Spanish, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.