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 March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has temporarily suspended routine in-person services through at least May 3 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment, contact the USCIS Contact Center.
Visit the USCIS website for more information on naturalization oath ceremonies, asylum appointments and other immigration-related issues impacted by COVID-19.
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
Immigration Courts are open for filings and detained hearings only. Click here for the operational status of the immigration court(s) near you.
Naturalization Ceremonies have been temporarily suspended. USCIS will automatically reschedule your ceremony. You will receive a notice for your rescheduled ceremony by mail. If you do not receive a notice within 90 days, please reach out to the USCIS Contact Center.
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.