Resources for Immigrant Families

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Because it is our duty and responsibility to provide each child in our District with a high quality public education in a safe and nurturing environment, we have given these directions to the staff at our schools:

  • Our staff will not request information or make a record of information on the immigration status of a student or family member. Furthermore, students and families will not be required to provide a social security number for school forms.
  • If the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency asks for access to a school or for access to student information, they will be politely denied and referred directly to the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services who will refer the matter to the District’s legal counsel.

Local Resources

City of Berkeley Guide to Local Resources and Support

East Bay Community Law Center
2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

Provides free legal services to low-income immigrants on a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on the most vulnerable populations—people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, youth, and existing EBCLC clients struggling with other legal issues.

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Offers sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence.

International Institute of the Bay Area
405 14th Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612

Helps Bay Area residents determine if they are eligible for immigration relief, and represents them throughout the application process. Services in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Centro Legal de la Raza
3400 E. 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

Has general immigration clinics as well as specific clinics for DACA applicants, unaccompanied minors, migrant families and detained individuals.

Catholic Charities of the East Bay
433 Jefferson Street, Oakland
510-768-3100 Thursdays 9am to 12 pm
217 Harbour Way, Richmond
510-234-5110 Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm

Provides low-cost immigration services by accredited representatives and licensed immigration attorneys.

Family Preparedness Plans

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has created Family Preparedness Plans to help families plan ahead for emergency situations, including childcare arrangements in case family members are separated.  You can download a plan here or ask your school for a copy:

Plan de Protección Familiar (español)
Family Protection Plan (English)
Family Protection Plan (Chinese)

Immigrant Rights

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

National Immigration Law Center – Know Your Rights
Print out wallet-sized cards with your rights in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean

Statements of Support for Immigrants and Undocumented People

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