Immigration Resources

LOCAL IMMIGRATION/RESOURCE OFFICES:

SFILEN - San Francisco Immigration Legal and Education Network

Members:

African Advocacy Network (AAN)
938 Valencia St. San Francisco
415.503.1032
http://www.aansf.org/

Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
522 Valencia St. San Francisco
415.861.7444
http://www.arabborganizing.org/

Asian Law Caucus (ALC)
55 Columbus Ave. San Francisco
415.896.1701
http://www.advancingjustice-alc.org/

Asian Pacific Islander and Legal Outreach
1121 Mission St. San Francisco
415.567.6255
http://www.apilegaloutreach.org/

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
(OAKLAND CA)
415.663.2254
http://blackalliance.org/

Causa Justa/ Just Cause
2301 Mission St. San Francisco
415.487.9022
http://cjjc.org/

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
3101 Mission St. San Francisco
415.642.4400
http://carecensf.org/

Chinese for Affirmative Action
17 Walter U Lum pl. San Francisco
415.274.6750
http://www.caasf.org/

Dolores Street Community Services
938 Valencia St. San Francisco
415.282.6209
http://www.dscs.org/

Filipino Community Center (FCC)
4681 Mission St. San Francisco
415.333.6267
http://filipinocc.org/

La Raza Centro Legal
474 Valencia St. San Francisco
415.575.3500
http://www.lrcl.org/

Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA)
3543 18th St. San Francisco
415.621.8140
http://mujeresunidas.net/

People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER!)
474 Valencia St. San Francisco
415.431.4210
http://www.podersf.org/

IMMIGRATION/CITIZENSHIP

  1. NQAPIA website (mostly for Asian queers but broadly applicable)
    http://www.nqapia.org/wpp/thank-goodness-for-these-precautions-before-trump-takes-office/
  2. http://transrelief.com/
  3. http://www.transequality.org/
  4. upcoming legal workshop: Name and Gender ID Change Drop-In Clinic, 10 December<https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar?adjusted_ts=1481356800&open_popup_on_init=1> at 11:00–19:00 Liberating Ourselves Locally<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberating-Ourselves-Locally/242628339190822>
    234 23rd Ave., Oakland, California 94601
  5. Immigrant Legal Resource Center Community Resources: https://www.ilrc.org/know-your-rights-and-what-immigrant-families-should-do-now
  6. It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.

READINGS

  1. about white kinship at Thanksgiving time: https://gukira.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/thanksgiving/
  2. about normalization: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-normalization-means
  3. on White Feminism: http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2936-elite-white-feminism-gave-us-trump-it-needs-to-die
  4. on living in an autocracy:
    Masha Gessen, “Autocracy: Rules for Survival.”
    http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/11/10/trump-election-autocracy-rules-for-survival/
  5. on global possibilities: http://linkis.com/africasacountry.com/jSbwp

ON DESCALATION

http://deescalationandintervention.weebly.com website of resources from Mimi Nguyen, U of Illinois

TRANSGENDER RESOURCES

On changing gender markers on IDs, passports, birth-certificates and other legal documents: http://www.transequality.org/documents/

OTHER READINGS and SYLLABI

(including a great syllabus on Standing Rock) from The New Inquiry:

 

Please read and share these resources about what to do instead of calling the cops:

  • Recommendations and Love for Cop Watchers by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
  • What To Do Instead of Calling the Police
  • Don't Call the Police by Mike Ludwig
  • Calling Someone Other Than the Cops by Conor Friedersdorf
  • Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody's Got To Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop Free World by José Martín
  • Critical Resistance Oakland Power Project

The Oakland Power Projects (OPP) builds the capacity for Oakland residents to reject police and policing as the default response to harm and to highlight or create alternatives that actually work by identifying current harms, amplifying existing resources, and developing new practices that do not rely on policing solutions.

http://criticalresistance.org/chapters/cr-oakland/the-oakland-power-projects/

Resources for Addressing Harm, Accountability, and Healing (From Critical Resistance)

http://criticalresistance.org/resources/addressing-harm-accountability-and-healing/