Important Notice for Immigrants

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Important Notice for Immigrants

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Many of Los Angeles County residents have voiced concerns regarding proposed changes to existing immigration policies and the potential impact to benefits administered by the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). Please be aware the Federal and State laws regarding public assistance programs have not changed. DPSS remains committed to providing Los Angeles County residents with effective and caring service, regardless of their immigration status.

Should you have questions about your right to receive DPSS benefits and the potential impact to your current or future immigration status, you should seek the advice of a reputable legal advisor

Please click here for a list of agencies in Los Angeles County that may be able to help complete your immigration forms and assist with immigration questions, or you can visit the USCIS website for more information.


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You can also visit the Office of Immigrant Affairs website for additional and relevant immigration-related information.



Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

What Is DACA?

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action of an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status to an individual. For more information regarding DACA, please click the following link:


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