Alameda County is the most diverse county in the Bay Area and the fourth most diverse county in the U.S. We are home to over 1.6 million people; nearly one in three of them is an immigrant. That’s over 526,000 residents - naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, temporary migrants, humanitarian migrants, and foreign-born residents – that call Alameda County home.
Immigrants contribute substantially to the local, state, and national economy as workers, job creators, tax payers, homeowners, and consumers. They are integral to the social fabric of our county and nation.
However, increasing fear, anxiety and stress about arrest, family separation and possible deportation are creating physical and mental health impacts that have been deemed toxic and traumatic for undocumented and documented immigrants alike.
This website is designed to provide resources for all residents to use and share where they work, live, and spend time.
- Supreme Court takes no action on DACA for now
In January 2019 it was reported that the Supreme Court was “not likely to review during its current term” the DACA program that shields young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, leaving in place the Obama-era initiative that the Trump administration has tried to end.
- Status of Revised Public Charge Rule
The public comment period for the proposed Public Charge rule ended Dec. 10, 2018. The Legal Immigrant Resource Center noted “over 210,000” comments were submitted. Now the Department of Homeland Security must “review and consider” all submitted comments before the rule becomes final. The final rule will then be published in the Federal Register. Legal challenges could delay implementation of the final rule. Important considerations
- Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future
- Immigration and Public Health: An Issue Brief – Alameda County Public Health
- Living in Limbo….When You Have No Immigration Status – Immigration Legal Resource Center