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Resources for Immigrants during COVID-19

Individual Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique and difficult challenges for our immigrant communities. This page will compile resources and information for undocumented immigrant communities as well.

National and Statewide Resources is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. See here for a comprehensive list of national resources and Texas based resources here.

RAICES has developed Texas Community Resources for the immigrant community during COVID-19.

Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative has created a living document of resources for immigrant advocates in Greater Houston. This list of resources was compiled to provide information on the current pandemic, connect community members to local resources and amplify self-care tools as social distancing goes into effect.

The National Employment Law Project has compiled resources for workers, their advocates, and policymakers to help ensure that workers are protected. Find them here.

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, hosted the following webinar focused on the “COVID-19 Impact on the Immigrant Community.” They answer the most pressing questions for immigrants in the United State related to USCIS hours of operation, public benefits eligibility, COVID-19 testing, and President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration. 

Cornell Law School has compiled a resource list here.

Healthcare Resources

  • Read Immigrant Rights and Healthcare Access During COVID-19                                                                                                                                                               
  • Read Public Charge Test and Cornell Law School has compiled public charge and public benefits information (English & Spanish) here.                                                                                                                       
  • Read Health Care and Public Benefits during COVID-19                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Houston Health Department COVID-19 Hotline
    • The Houston Health Department has opened up a hotline for questions about COVID-19. Call 832-393-4220 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with any questions. Staff can answer questions in English and Spanish, and can follow up with people calling in other languages. Staff also plan to return voice messages left after hours.

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