Resources for Immigrant Families*

UPDATE February 2020: 
After a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement their new “public charge” rule effective February 24th.  It is important to know that eligibility for public benefits has not changed and many immigrants are not affected by public charge. It is also important to know that the case is still being fought in court. 

If you are worried or have questions about immigration and public benefits for you or your loved ones, you can call the confidential Bay Area Free Legal Aid Advice Line (800) 551-5554. The city and county of San Francisco also has an FAQ with the most up-to-date information about public charge.

The following resources are meant for immigrant families and families with mixed-citizen status. For resources specific to non-immigrant families, refer to our general community resources page.

Knowing Your Rights

Public Charge


*Please note: While Children’s Council strives to make the information made available in these documents (and throughout our website) as timely and accurate as possible, we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these documents, and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these materials. We encourage readers to contact the organizations that have produced these materials directly for more information.