Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Free DACA application assistance, eligibility screenings, document reviews, and workshops are accessible through Advancing Justice in downtown Los Angeles.

National AAPI DACA Collaborative
This collaborative is committed to outreaching and providing services to DACA eligible API youth. Check out the list of resources for information on DACA funding lists, webinars for outreach, fact sheets, and more.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
NILC provides tips, information, and updates on DACA and related policies. You can find the DACA Renewal Calculator (to determine when you should submit your renewal application) on the NILC website.

AB 60 Drivers Licenses

Governor Brown signed AB 60 into law in 2013, directing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an original driver’s license to any California resident who is eligible for a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status.

Drive California
Drive CA Coalition provides important resources for individuals seeking to apply for AB 60 licenses and for advocates in the community aiming to help prospective applicants.

Healthcare Access

Health 4 All Kids
Medi-Cal is available for all low-income children (under 19), regardless of immigration status. Visit the website to find out how to enroll.

My Health LA (MHLA)
MHLA provides primary health care to eligible residents of Los Angeles county. For more information, visit the website.

API & LGBTQ

API Equality-LA
API Equality is an organization based in Los Angeles that advocates for and provides resources to LGBTQ Asian & Pacific Islanders. API Equality-LA created Q&A Space in an effort to create more accessible, culturally relevant resources for theAPI LGBTQ community, especially youth.

TRUST Act & Immigration Enforcement

The TRUST Act is a policy in California that was implemented in 2014 to set a minimum standard across the state to limit cruel immigration “hold” requests in local jails.

California Trust Act
This website provides resources in the event of a wrongful interaction with immigration enforcement. To report cases of unjust immigration detention, please contact the TRUST Act Hotline: 1-844-TRUST-01 (1-844-878-7801) or email catrustact@gmail.com. 

Educational & Professional Resources

E4FC's Career License Guide
Check out this guide to learn how to apply for a professional license using your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) if you do not have a Social Security Number (SSN).

Emergencies

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
For emergencies or legal help relating to an immigration issue please call Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.