The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) initiative is a unique opportunity for current students, staff, and faculty at local colleges to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners. JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representatives are available at local schools to provide culturally competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the campus community.
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CA Employment Development Department – Unemployment and Other Benefits
IRS – Taxes
San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) – Relief fund for those that do not qualify for unemployment
DACA recipients and their families pay approximately $5.7 billion in federal taxes and $3.1 billion in state and local taxes — that’s nearly $9 billion that support communities across America. (Source)
Approximately 29,000 healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, and pharmacists, rely on DACA protections to be able to provide critical care to communities across the country. (Source)
The Migration Policy Institute estimates that almost 98,000 unauthorized-immigrant students graduate from high school in the United States every year
In 2017, about 29 million immigrants were working or looking for work in the U.S., making up some 17% of the total civilian labor force. Lawful immigrants made up the majority of the immigrant workforce, at 21.2 million.
(Pew Research Center)
JFS is a proud member and legal partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network. Together, we stand ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable immigrants and their families.
Pro bono legal services for families and minors in removal proceedings.
The immigration process can be long and difficult. JFS is here to answer your questions and assist you with your case.
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