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Immigration Resources

"As an Agency, we remain committed to and supportive of access to services of all individuals and families living in Alameda County, including immigrants."

~ Lori A. Cox
Social Services Agency, Director

Did you know?

In Alameda County

  • 31% of county residents are foreign born
  • 43% speak a language other than english at home
  • 1 in 2 children have a foreign-born parent

Important to Remember

  • Rules and regulations for California's public assistance eligibility for benefits and services have not changed.

  • Information given to SSA is confidential and only used to determine eligibility for benefits. The federal government does not have access the Agency's systems for immigration enforcement action.

  • SSA encourages individuals and families to seek advice from reputable non-profit immigration service providers including but not limited to the following referrals:
    • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (510) 251-2846
    • Bay Area Legal Aid (800) 551-5554
    • Catholic Charities of the East Bay (510) 768-3100
    • Centro Legal De La Raza (510) 437-1554
    • East Bay Community Law Center (510) 548-4040
    • International Institute of the East Bay (510) 451-2846


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • SSA Public Charge FAQ, Aug. 14, 2019

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