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Office of Immigrant Affairs

200 E. Santa Clara St.
San José, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 535-8100
Fax: (408) 920-7007


The City of San José’s Office of Immigrant Affairs was established in 2015 for the purpose of creating a more informed, engaged, and welcoming experience for immigrants, increase opportunities for shared prosperity and aim at becoming the most successful multi-cultural city in the world.

Here you will find information about organizations equipped to serve you and a list of informational events in San José.

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Proposed "Public Charge" Rule Change

The Trump Administration announced on September 22, 2018 that it was proposing changes to the "public charge" regulation.  The proposed rule, if finalized as drafted, would upend decades of immigration law, jeopardize City residents' use of essential safety-net benefits and services, and undermine City policies that have helped its communities to thrive.

For additional information on this potential rule change:

Read the possible rule change to the pathway to residency

Santa Clara County Fact Sheet on the Rule Change

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How to submit a comment on the rule change (deadline December 10)

The Governor's Office Has Launched the California Immigrant Guide

This tool provides information on state-funded programs benefiting immigrants in California. The website can be found at

The website currently highlights four main programs:

  • Learn English
  • Find Jobs
  • Training, Education, and Legal Help
  • Citizenship

Given the recent administrative changes of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the website has information for DACA grantees on accessing legal services to renew, as well as information on the impact of the decision on key state programs.

Rapid Response Hotline Now Available

Community leaders and immigrant empowerment organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to keep families together and to support those impacted by immigration enforcement by launching a new Rapid Response Hotline to call for immediate support if ICE comes to your home, workplace or neighborhood, or to report potential ICE action.

 RRN English Card 2018 approved

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