The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) initiative is a unique opportunity for 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.
We are pleased to announce that Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego will be hosting a FREE DACA Days Campaign, Now open to the public, from May 13 2020 until May 29, 2020 from 8:30am to 3:45pm.
This event requires an appointment. We will have attorneys and DOJ Accredited Representatives offering legal assistance and representation with the preparation and filing of the applications. If eligible, the $495.00 U.S. government filing fee may also be covered by a California Department of Social Services grant for low-income individuals or full-time students. The availability to cover the USCIS filing fee is available now for a LIMITED time.
Anyone interested in determining eligibility and to schedule an appointment should contact our Program Assistant, Haidee Ortiz, at (858) 637-3345 (if no telephone answer, please leave a message – missed calls are not returned), email at [email protected] or schedule directly by clicking schedule, then DACA-Renewal.
Please remember that this event is by appointment only and on a first-come, first-served basis. All appointments will be conducted remotely via phone or Zoom.
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.