March 27, 2017 – A new directory on the California Courts online self-help center provides a comprehensive set of links to information and resources for immigrants who must access the legal system.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced the formation of the California Immigration Information Resource Workgroup on February 1, and directed it to aggregate existing immigration resources and make them easily accessible.
“I tasked the workgroup with a quick turnaround so we could address the concerns and confusion among many Californians about what immigration resources are available to support them,” said the Chief Justice. “By creating this directory, we can help provide access to justice through access to information.”
The directory includes information and links to resources on:
- How a California state court case may affect immigration status;
- What to do when a parent is separated from a child;
- Avoiding immigration scams; and
- Where to find an immigration lawyer
The online directory is part of the California Courts self-help center, which is also available in Spanish. Immigrants who speak other languages will be able to access the site using Google Translate.