Storm Assistance for immigrants
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Call (209) 337-7513 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If I apply for SAI, can I still acquire legal status in the U.S. later on?
Yes. SAI financial assistance is not considered a public benefit for Immigration purposes. Applying and receiving assistance under the SAI program will not affect your ability to become a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen in the future.
- My spouse is undocumented, but I am a U.S. citizen. Are we eligible to apply for SAI?
Only your spouse is eligible to apply for assistance under the SAI program, because he is the only person that is undocumented. Individuals that are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or have a work permit (with exception of DACA holders) must apply for financial assistance due to loss caused by the storms with the Federal Government because they are not undocumented.
- My Children were born in the U.S. Can they be included in my application?
No. Only persons that are undocumented can apply for SAI. If your children were born in the U.S. they are not undocumented, they are U.S. citizens.
- My children were born in Mexico and are living with me in the U.S. They do not have any legal status. Can they be included in my application?
Yes, because they are present in the United States and do not have legal status in the U.S.
- My children were born are in another Country, and are not in the United States.. Are they eligible to apply for assistance under the SAI Program?
No. Only undocumented individuals who are present in the U.S are eligible to apply for SAI.
- My ID is expired. Can I still apply for SAI?
Yes. Some of the requirements can be met by submitting a declaration we can help you prepare. If you have some of the evidence requested and tried to obtain more but you were not able to, we may still be able to help you apply for SAI.
- Can I apply for SAI if I do not have an ID?
You may be able to apply for SAI if you can prove who you are some other way.
- Do I need to bring my taxes to apply for SAI?
- My employer refuses to give a letter stating that I worked less hours due to the storms. Can I still apply for SAI?
Yes. If you suffered financial loss due to being terminated from employment, having your hours reduced, or lost personal property because of the storms but cannot obtain proof, please come to a clinic at El Concilio, to determine if you are eligible to apply for SAI.
- I have a work permit. Can I apply for SAI?
If you have a work permit, you may still be eligible to apply for SAI. Individuals that have DACA work permits can apply for SAI; other individuals that have pending asylum or U Nonimmigrant visa petitions may also be eligible to apply for SAI. Please bring your work permit with you the day of your appointment to determine if you are eligible to apply for SAI.
- I have a case pending with Immigration to acquire legal status. Am I eligible to apply for SAI?
You may be eligible, depending on the case you have pending, and at what stage you are. Please bring your Immigration receipts to determine if you are eligible to apply for SAI.