Listed below you will find helpful resources and information that may be particularly helpful for immigrants and refugees in the City of Los Angeles. Please note that the information included in these resource documents does not constitute legal advice. For immigration legal services providers, please refer to the Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos below. 

Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs offers a comprehensive guide that provides immigrant Angelenos with important information about programs and services available to all Angelenos, regardless of immigration status. The guide includes information about immigration legal services providers and City resources such as the FamilySource Centers. The guide was last updated in 2020 and includes the following new sections: Access to Healthcare, Business and Licensing, and Housing and Tenant Rights. The updated guide is available in English and Spanish.

Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos - in English (Published in 2020)

Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos - in Spanish (Published in 2020)

Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos - in Korean (Published in 2017)

Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos - in Chinese (Published in 2017)

Additional Resources

Immigration and Notario Fraud

To find out how to protect yourself from immigration legal services fraud, including notario fraud, and where to report if you or someone you know may be a victim, visit StepForward.LACity.org/Notario_Fraud.

Immigrant Workers’ Rights

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs collaborated with the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) to create an informational flyer about immigrant workers’ rights in the City of Los Angeles. This flyer provides information on minimum wage, paid sick leave, immigration enforcement at work, and more. To access these flyers, visit StepForward.LACity.org/Workers_Rights.

Public Charge Rule

For information about the Public Charge rule, please visit Mayor Garcetti’s Strong Families LA web page for updated information and resources at LAMayor.org/StrongFamiliesLA

Know Your Rights Red Cards

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Know Your Rights Red Cards ensure that immigrant communities know and assert their rights when encountering Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. To access and print the Red Cards in multiple languages, visit ILRC’s website at ILRC.org/RedCards.

Public Safety

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) collaborate on community outreach efforts to strengthen community trust. LAPD’s long-standing policy is to ensure that immigrants are not afraid to contact the LAPD if they are victims of or witness to a crime. This policy affirms that the LAPD has an obligation to protect all Angelenos from crime and victimization and that the full cooperation of victims and witnesses, regardless of immigration status, is essential to public safety. To learn more about this policy and other immigration-related policies and practices, visit the LAPD and Federal Immigration Enforcement FAQ.