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A Mexican Chinese superhero brings a forgotten part of history alive

Images from the “Comandante Chong” issue of the Mexican American comic book, “El Peso Hero.”

A new issue of the Mexican American “El Peso Hero” comic book tells a story about Mexico that very few readers know about. “There is a long history of Chinese immigration to Mexico,” said the comic book’s creator, artist and educator Héctor Rodríguez, in an interview with NBC News about “El Comandante Chong,” a new issue released Monday. “But there is also a history of anti-Chinese movements, including deportations, expulsions and genocide. And this history has been forgotten or purposely put away.” 

Read more here.

In-language Vaccine Fact Cards | National AA and NH/PI Health Response Partnership

Visit the resource website here!

APIAHF created fact sheets on receiving the influenza (flu) vaccination during flu season in the United States. Translated into 33 different AA and NH/PI languages, this resource answers common questions and answers regarding flu to help you stay protected this year.

APIAHF and Vaccinate Your Family have created fact sheets on paying for vaccines and receiving the flu vaccination. Translated into 30 different AA and NHPI languages, this resource educates community members on paying for vaccines depending on insurance type and about the influenza vaccination.

APIAHF and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) have created fact cards for those who may be unsure of their rights to a COVID-19 vaccination. Translated into 26 different AA and NH/PI languages, this resource educates community members on the benefits of getting vaccinated and encourages them to receive their free COVID-19 vaccinations regardless of immigration status, health insurance coverage, and/or Social Security identification.

Vaccine Updates from the CDC

 

CAPI COVID-19 Resources

CAPI USA has put together a list of helpful resources should you find yourself in need during this time. We will update it as more resources become available. Resources include: info on the coronavirus, employment, food, utilities, housing, health insurance and mental health resources, families and education, financial resources, and immigration/legal resources.

We are here to help! Do you need help with food access? Do you need help with unemployment, taxes, or other benefits? Do you need to talk to someone about job search services or available training? Call us today! 612.767.3670

Check out their COVID-19 resources list here

 

Oakland Evictions Moratorium FAQ

Oakland, California Evictions Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) such as: What is the Oakland Evictions Moratorium?  Who Does the Oakland Moratorium Apply To? How Does the Evictions Moratorium Work? How Long Does the Eviction Moratorium Last? I Can’t Pay Rent Right Now – How Does the Moratorium Work for Me? Who Can I Contact in Oakland for Help If My Landlord Is Still Trying to Evict Me?

Available to read in English and Chinese

Read the FAQs and their answers here

 

 

Know Your Rights Resources

Know Your Rights Resources and mini cards/infographics in various languages. Topics include what your rights are when ICE comes to your door and when encountering ICE agents.

Know Your Rights When ICE comes to your door – YOU HAVE RIGHTS IF IMMIGRATION KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR!

Amharic
Arabic
Chinese
English
Hindi
Khmer
Korean
Spanish
Tigrinya
Urdu
Vietnamese

Advancing Justice-Atlanta has developed in-language Know Your Rights mini cards for when ICE comes to your door. To obtain a physical copy of the KYR mini cards, contact us at 404-585-8446.

Amharic
Arabic
Burmese
Chinese
Creo (Haitian)
Dar/Farsi
English
French
Gujarati
Hindi
Karen
Khemer
Kinyarwanda (Congolese)
Korean
Nepali
Pashto
Punjabi
Somali
Spanish
Swahili
Urdu
Vietnamese

When encountering ICE agents/law enforcement

English
Spanish

 

 

OCA-Greater Houston Monthly Immigration Forums

OCA-Greater Houston provides free assistance preparing N400 Citizenship applications for individuals with Greencards (Legal Permanent Residents) each month. If you have had your Greencard for 5 years (or 3 years if based on marriage to a US Citizen), you can apply for Citizenship. We suggest you come and start preparing your application 4 to 5 months before your 5 or 3 year date of receiving your LPR Status. THESE FORUMS WILL BE VIRTUAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020!

Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/501349720789718/

Information you need for us to help you prepare your application:

  • Driver’s License or ID card
  • Social Security Card
  • Legal Permanent Resident Card (Greencard)
  • Past and Current Passports
  • Addresses and Dates of every place you have lived at for the past 5 years (in chronological order starting with the most recent dates)
  • Company and/or School Names, Addresses and Dates of every place you have worked at for the past 5 years (in chronological order starting with the most recent dates) Also include any periods of time you were either a homemaker, student, and/or unemployed
  • List of Dates & Reason for Court Appearance for all traffic tickets or other court related issues
  • List of all current and past spouses, dates of marriage and divorce, current spouse’s A# if they have one or date of naturalization (citizenship date), their birthdate, and their current residence address
  • Marriage certificate if you are applying for citizenship based on marriage to your spouse for at least 3 years
  • List of all children (biological & stepchildren), their A# if they have one, their birthdate, and their current residence address
  • SNAP Award Letter if you have one and your tax return for last year if you want us to check if you can qualify for a waiver or discount of the USCIS Application Fees

 

 

COVID-19 Resources in Virginia

New Virginia Majority Education Fund has put together a page that will be periodically updated with COVID-19 resources in Virginia. Recursos en español abajo. Multilingual resources are also available. Topics include housing, worker’s rights, food resources, health and healthcare, immigrant justice and public charge, public benefits and unemployment, and understanding federal relief legislation.

Access the COVID-19 resources page here

General Resources

 

 

Know Your Rights During COVID-19

COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of our society, including how, when, and where we live and work. Now more than ever, being informed about our rights is critical as immigrants and workers. Please review and practice Know Your Rights and Know Your Worker Rights and have active safety plans. And please remember, if you are concerned about ICE activities or deportation, you can call the HANA/NAKASEC 24-hour Korean language hotline at 1-844-500-3222.

Read HANA Center’s statement in English, Korean, and Spanish

 

 

HANA Center – Citizenship, Immigration, Housing & Legal Services

Visit the HANA Center website for more information on all of their citizenship, immigration, housing & legal services: https://www.hanacenter.org/ihls

As a DOJ recognized organization, the HANA Center assist immigrants at varying stages of the immigration process, providing a wide array of application services: citizenship, adjustment of status, Consular processing, family petition, re-entry permit, and the smaller steps in between (passport, interpretation and “Green Card” renewal and replacement.

As a Housing and Urban Development-certified housing counseling agency, HANA Housing Services address barriers to affordable housing faced by Korean and other immigrants through one-on-one counseling, information, and referral services. We also host workshops in related areas. The goal of the program is to aid immigrants with limited English proficiency (LEP) to access affordable housing resources and understand tenant-landlord rights & fair housing law. HANA Housing Services help low to moderate income families remain in their homes via financial planning or even post-purchase education. Our housing program also assists LEP seniors in exploring housing options through public housing lists and aids in completing their senior housing applications.

HANA Center administers the IDHS’s Welcoming Center’s Housing and Utility Assistance Project, which was established to provide temporary emergency assistance to immigrants, refugees, and Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals who have experienced a COVID-19 related financial hardship between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

FREE LEGAL CLINIC – Our free legal clinic volunteer attorneys provide initial direction and advice in Spanish, Korean, and English. Immigrants have great difficulty in accessing or understanding the United States legal system. In addition to the significant monetary barrier for low income families, immigrants also face difficulties in securing legal services that are linguistically and culturally competent. They are often left with no option but self-representation, despite having no legal training or support. This situation too often results in individuals unable to communicate with court officers, and being unable to read and interpret court documents/notices. To address this base language barrier, they often bring friends or their children to provide translation. Nevertheless, because these translators are also unfamiliar with legal terminology, interpretations are often fraught with errors. While low-income immigrants have a great need for legal services (particularly in the areas of immigration, housing, credit and finance, domestic violence, and employment law), they are unable to meet these challenges.